Wat zijn jouw tien favoriete leertechnologieën? @C4LPT

Jane Hart publiceert elk jaar de Top 200  Tools for Learning. Eind dit jaar verschijnt editie 13. Tot vrijdag 13 september 2019 kun je jouw top 10 inzenden. Deze blogpost bevat mijn top 10.

Leertechnologieën zijn technologieën die speciaal voor leren, opleiden en onderwijs zijn ontwikkeld of om tools die voor een ander doel zijn ontwikkeld, maar wel voor leerdoeleinden worden gebruikt.

Sinds een aantal jaren hanteert Jane drie categorieën:

  • Categorie 1: tools voor persoonlijk en professioneel leren
  • Categorie 2: Tools voor werkplek leren
  • Categorie 3: Tools voor onderwijs en opleiden.

On behalf of Jane, I will proceed in English.

  1. WordPress (Category 1)
    Since several years on number 1. I use WordPress to blog. My weblog is my most important learning tool. I blog to process what I see and read, to reflect, to share knowledge and as an archive. My blogposts are thoughts under construction. I started to blog with Typepad. I use WordPress since December 2011.
  2. Inoreader (Category 1)
    When Google stopped the provision of Google Reader, I experimented with several alternative RSS readers. Soon, Inoreader became my new gateway to a large amount of weblogs. Four years ago I added some Twitter-lists to this feed reader. I use Inoreader of my iPhone, iPad and MacBook. It is easy to organise and share items or save items in Pocket.
  3. Pocket (Category 1)
    I use Pocket to save blogposts and online articles. I read them on my iPhone, iPad an Macbook (often input for blog posts). I also have the opportunity to tweet, mail or save them to Diigo or Evernote.
  4. Keynote (Category 1, 2 and 3)
    I use the Apple’s presentation for keynotes, presentations (e.g. in projects) and introductions in workshops. In addition, producing presentations in Keynote fosters re-structuring my thoughts. Therefore, Keynote is also a tool for personal and professional learning.
  5. Mentimeter (Category 2 and 3)
    I use Mentimeter (pro-version) during workshops and presentations for activating previous knowledge, to identify beliefs or opinions, or to start discussions. Very easy to use. Mentimeter has different types of questions, and it enables you reuse events. It can be used with large groups as well.
  6. Skype (Category 2)
    I use Skype very often for collaboration on a distance. It is easy to use. The quality of the sessions depends very much on the quality of the internet connection of the users. Recently we had a face-to-face session in which two persons attended via Skype. The discussion realy led to new insights.
  7. BlueJeans (Category 2)
    Currently, the Dutch OU is one of my customers. We use BlueJeans especially for collaboration on a distance (the application has limitations from the perspective of a webinar or virtual classroom). BlueJeans is easy to use because people you invite, have only to use their browser to collaborate synchronously.
  8. Moodle (Category 3).
    I use Moodle as a teacher for more than ten years now. Because the course, that I work for,  uses Moodle. I do use other learning management systems as well.  The reason is that I mention Moodle as an example of an LMS/VLE is that a lot of people declared that the LMS/VLE is dead. This declaration is about 10 years old. However, the LMS/VLE is like Mark Twain.  The report of its death is an exaggeration. Moodle has been in existence for many years and is still the most widely used digital learning environment. It is a bit like a Swiss army knife with attractive functionalities and a lot of configuration possibilities. That is a strength and a pitfall as well.
  9. Deeplr (Category 1).
    A really great translator. Not as many languages as Google Translator. But I am more satisfied about the translations.
  10. Screencast-o-Matic (Category 2 and 3)
    I use Screencast-o-Matic to produce instruction video’s. I use it to demonstrate work processes and for blended learning.

Ik gebruik veel meer applicaties, met plezier. Maar niet altijd voor leren. Je kunt van je werk leren, maar werken is niet altijd leren.

Mijn blog, RSS-feedreader en een applicatie om bijdragen in op te slaan om later terug te lezen staan traditioneel in de top 10 (meestal in de top 5). Het type applicaties is wel veranderd:

  • WordPress in plaats van TypePad
  • Inoreader in plaats van Google Reader
  • Pocket in plaats van Read it Later

De eerste twee edities van de top 10 heb ik bij Jane Hart gepubliceerd, en zijn helaas niet meer online te vinden. Zie wel:

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