C4LPT’s Top 200 Tools for Learning (2018 Edition)

I don’t know where my mind has been recently, but I seem to have missed two very important release dates: Daredevil Season 3 was apparently released by Netflix a week or two ago. Perhaps more relevant to this blog, Jane Hart’s annual list of the Top 200 Tools for Learning was released in late September. You can find the list with brief descriptions of each tool here.

I get excited to review this list each year for two reasons: 1) I’m curious how the tools I use rank in popularity across the L&D community (the list was compiled after 2,951 votes were cast from 52 different countries), and 2) I love scanning the list to see if there might be some digital tools I could add to my craft in the coming year.

This year, one thing that jumped out at me was the number of “Audience Response Tools” that are available. 

I’ve never regretted integrating a tool like PollEverywhere or Kahoot into one of my presentations. In fact, I often have people come up to me after a presentation, asking for the name of the tool I used that allowed everyone in the session to participate in a poll (PollEverywhere) or a quiz game (Kahoot).

Perusing the list compiled by Jane Hart, it appears that there are now a number of other players in the real-time audience polling market. I’m looking forward to checking out:

Some of these tools look much more robust and feature-laden that PollEverywhere… which might be a good thing, or it might be more than I’d need for my presentation’s purposes. Some of these sites encourage you to schedule a demo, which probably means they’re pricier than your average bare-bones polling tool, but if you run conferences or other large meetings, they could be worth a look.

I’m curious about the kinds of digital tools you use to bring life to your presentations. Drop a line in the comment section!


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