Update top 10 Learning Tools (#in)

Naar aanleiding van een blogpost van Jane Hart heb ik een update gemaakt van mijn top 10 van Learning tools:

The most important tools are tools that are are able to synchronise between my Macbook, work laptop, iPad and iPhone. And yes: Google+, Facebook and Yammer still don't belong to my top Learning Tools.

  1. iPad – In a few weeks I became addicted to this learning tool. I use it to communicate with others, to read e-books and documents, to blog, to check my RSS-feeds, to make notes, to read websites offline (I don't have the 3G version), for watching TED-videos, to mindmap, and so on. 
  2. Twitter – Twitter points out to me new resources used by other experts. I use it to share thoughts and information with other learning professionals. Great for asking questions (and giving answers). Personally, I hardly visit Twitter's website. I use Tweetdeck on my Macbook, Twittelator on my iPad and the Twitter app on my iPhone.
  3. iPhone – I use it to search for information on wikipedia (even geo-based), to search with Google, for e-mail, for twitter, to check RSS-feeds, to phone, for sms and Whatsapp (sometimes), to check Facebook, and to listen to podcasts (sometimes). Especially in places where I have no wifi internet connection (trains, railstations, bars).
  4. Google Reader – I use Google Reader to read about 500 RSS feeds. On my iPad and iPhone I use MobileRSS, an app for Google Reader. On my Macbook I use Newsrack. Most of the information I receive, comes to my by RSS.
  5. TypePad – I use this blog tool for some years now. Userfriendly and reliable. Helps me reflecting on developments.
  6. Read it later – great tool. I use it to save blogposts and online articles offline. I read them on my iPad. I also have the opportunity to tweet, mail or save them to Diigo or Evernote.
  7. Diigo – Delicious is dead, long live Diigo. Okay,the rumors of it's death have been greatly exaggerated. But since Yahoo's announcement, I have serious doubts about the sustainability of Delicious. It turned out that Diigo too is a great tool to save and share interesting websites and blogposts. I use it to collect sources for presentations, papers, articles and -of course- blogposts. The only thing I miss is the option in MobileRSS to save blogposts to Diigo.
  8. GoodReader – Of all the iPad readers I use, GoodReader is definitely my favorate (although I miss annotation functionality). I use it to read Word-documents, PDF's, RTF-documents and so. It also had some great functionalities to manage documents.
  9. SpotLight – great search option on my MacBook. I use it to search lots of documents and presentations on my MacBook.
  10. Evernote – making notes and sharing notes. Syncing is important.

Een lichte verschuiving ten opzichte van de editie van 17 januari van dit jaar.

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Wilfred Rubens (1964) currently works as an independent consultant, project leader, blogger and teacher in the field of technology enhanced learning. He leads innovative projects, he provides advice, keynotes, presentations, workshops and classes about technology enhanced learning. Wilfred has been professionally involved in e-learning for more than 20 years. For more than 15 years he blogs about ICT and learning. He is (co-)author of a book about elearning trends and developments (in Dutch), and a book about social learning. Wilfred is also one of the editors of the Dutch portal e-learning.nl, member of the advisory board of the anual Dutch Next Learning conference and member of the advisory board of the ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN. wilfred@wilfredrubens.com http://www.wilfredrubens.com

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3 comments on “Update top 10 Learning Tools (#in)
  1. Jelle Sjollema schreef:

    Waarom niet een tablet en een smartphone? Wat hebben de iPad en de iPhone wel, wat bijvoorbeeld een android tablet en een android smartphone niet hebben? Met name bij communicatie met Google betere resultaten verwachten van Android. Daarbij ontbreekt bij IOS-apparatuur ook nog de flash en java ondersteuning, dus lijken het juist minder goede oplossingen voor het onderwijs. Door deze formulering lijkt het net alsof er steeds meer proprietary software in het onderwijs moet worden gebruikt, wat mij onwenselijk lijkt

  2. Elbert schreef:

    @jelle: de lijst bevat de persoonlijke learning tools van en voor Wilfried. Da’s wat anders dan learning tools die het onderwijs zou moeten gebruiken.

  3. Wilfred Rubens schreef:

    @Jelle Sjollema: @Elbert heeft gelijk. Het zijn mijn persoonlijke tools.

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