As 2010 draws to an end I am going to be a writing a number of postings with my review of the year. Here in Part 1 I present the Top 10 resources at the main Centre for Learning & Performance Website (C4LPT) in 2010 This list has been generated based on number of accesses to resources, as well as number of tweets and comments about the resources; it is displayed in reverse order.
In 10 place is the list of Workplace Learning Professionals on Twitter
I was frequently being asked for a list of learning professionals on Twitter who work in workplace learning (rather than in education - ie. academics, teachers, etc), so I compiled a short list and invited others to add their own details to build the list. It has now grown into a valuable and popular resource for workplace learning professionals to find others to connect with around the world.
In 9th place is 10 reasons NOT to ban social media in organisations
In an earlier blog posting I embedded a tongue-in-cheek video by Ron Desi who gave 10 "good reasons" to ban social media in an organiation. Most people found this fun, but I was asked for help in rebutting these reasons in order to build an armoury of responses for use with sceptical managers. Around 20 people so far have helped to provide responses refuting each of these points. A truly collaborative, social resource!
In 8th place is How to use Facebook for Social Learning
There are now over 500 million people using Facebook, so this FREE global system can no longer be overlooked for its potential as a learning system. This Guide looks at how to use Facebook for Social Learning - that is to build a community, communicate, collaborate with others, as well as share information and resources. In addition it looks at how it can be used for more specific formal, social learning events and programmes.
In 7th place is Comparison of Twitter, Facebook, Ning and Elgg
Some time ago I created a comparison chart of Facebook, Ning and Elgg for those looking to build a social network, social learning space or collaborative group for free,, showing what I believed where the strengths and weaknesses of each platform. I added Twitter more recently for comparison purposes, and of course Ning is no longer free. Nevertheless this is still a popular resource.
In 6th place is 30 ways to use social media to work (and learn smarter)
This Guide looks at 7 different categories that social media can help you work (and learn) smarter. There are 30 different sessions, each of which contains some introductory reading, examples, links to further resources and articles, as well as an activity to work on. Access to the online guide is free, you can purchase the PDF for £10.
(Note: I recently created a shorter version, 10 ideas how to use social media for professional development which uses extracts from the 30 ways Guide)
In 5th place is the Learning Tools Directory
Here you will find over 2,000 tools listed in 13 categories suitable for schools, universities and the workplace. (Note: A big overhaul of the Directory will take place next year)
In 4th place is the list of 100+ Examples of the Use of Social Media in Learning
This list shows over 100 ways that different social technologies (and tools) are being used by learning professionals worldwide . It was compiled from the comments of those who contributed their Top Tools for Learning in 2009. (Also available are 2 further lists with examples of the use of social media and learning: By types of learning and Social Learning examples in the workplace.)
In 3rd place is How to use Twitter for Social Learning
Twitter is very easy to set up and use, and as there are a huge number of Twitter apps that enhance its standard functionality, it is now a very powerful tool. This Guide looks at how to use Twitter for social learning - that is to build a community, communicate, collaborate with others, as well as share information and resources. In addition it looks at how it can be used for to support formal social learning events and programmes.
In 2nd place is the State of Learning in the Workplace Today
I first released the State of Learning in the Workplace Today on 1 January 2010, and since that time I have been updating it regular with new thinking, particularly that of my colleagues in the Internet Time Alliance. Here are 10 factors that are impacting workplace learning today, and the new role of the workplace learning professional.
And in 1st place is the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010
This list was compiled on 17 October 2010 from the Top 10 Tools contributions of 545 learning professionals worldwide learning professionals worldwide. Available both in list form and as a presentation via Slideshare.
The 2011 list is already open for contributions, you can do so here as well as view the emerging Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 list itself.