2015 Top 10 Learning Tools

It’s that time of year again. Time to round up my top 10 learning tools for Jane Harts annual Top 100 list.

  1. Twitter – The best way to find, follow and connect with an amazing network of people. I am @tmiket
  2. PowerPoint – There is SO much you can do in PowerPoint, even including creating documents. Pair it up with PowerPoint Online, Office Mix and Docs.com and you’ve got a pretty formidable suite of tools for learning that includes file hosting, SCORM tracking, and more.
  3. Feedly – My information consumption hub and home base for curating/sharing the best things that come across my radar.
  4. Google (Search, Images, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms) – I’m in Docs and Sheets everyday collaborating on a variety of things. Drive hosts and shares files and even drives our new intranet. I wouldn’t want to do without this super useful suite of tools.
  5. WordPress – I run all of my blogs with WordPress including my this one, my weekly tech tips, a grad school portfolio and an entire learning program called Learncamp. (which runs in conjunction with MailChimp) So many ways to use it and super easy. It just works.
  6. YouTube – One of my first stops when I need to learn something quick.
  7. Articulate Storyline – The best learning community anywhere and great software -a killer combination.
  8. Dropbox – This has become a must have app for quick & easy file storage and backup.
  9. MailChimp  – This is something you should consider stealing from the marketing folks. This is a great way to supplement or enhance training campaigns. You can set up a series of emails that are automatically delivered in sequence when anyone joins the list. Great for new hire and other subscription learning approaches.
  10. Slideshare – This is almost the defacto way to share presentations on the web. They’re recently added clipping feature is a nice addition that I will be using alot. I’ve hosted my slide decks for conference presentations and other talks there along with the associated handouts.

I think it’s interesting to see how things have shifted up and down this list over the years.

Have you submitted your Top 10 yet? The voting is winding down on Sept 18th. You can find out more about how to submit you Top 10 learning tools here.

Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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