Top Tools for Learning – An International List

I stumbled across this from one of my Twitter contacts – a really interesting project being run out of the UK to collect and collate the most popular tools for learning.

UK’s Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies are seeking submissions from the education and learning community around what tools we’ve found are our favourite and/or most useful.

To my amazement as I scan the top 100 entries, Livescribe doesn’t get a mention, so clearly we need to mobilise the crowd and ensure Livescribe Pulse Smartpen makes the list – I believe it deserves to be on the list so I’m going to do my bit to make sure others nominate Livescribe

Following the instructions set down by Jane Hart this blog post serves as my submission of my top 10 tools (in no special order of importance):

  1. Livescribe Pulse Smartpen 2GB
  2. iPhone
  3. Microsoft OneNote
  4. Confluence from Atlassian
  5. Facebook
  6. Mzinga Social Learning Suite
  7. Google Reader
  8. Slideshare
  9. iGoogle
  10. WordPress

One thing that caught my attention was that the organiser has included informal learning – social learning. We started to really get into this space via our partners at Smart Selling and through some dialogue with luminaries like Denise Wood of Uni of SA and David Wilkins during his Mzinga days – we’ll publish some thoughts shortly on his idea of the XYZ axis of learning.

Whilst I’m not sure which of the 25 categories Livescribe would fit into – I’d really like to see the Smartpen make the list. Make sure you check out the Slideshare presentation on her site also.


About Mark Parker

Mark Parker is the founder of Smart Selling International Pty Ltd. Smart Selling International is a niche technology market launch expert - helping technology companies launch and grow their brands in Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia. Mark is focused on Augmented and Virtual Reality, IoT, and digital data capture devices. You can find him online at - Twitter (@smartselling or @smartpen), LinkedIn -
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3 Responses to Top Tools for Learning – An International List

  1. Jim Gorski says:

    It’s a shame that it doesn’t work behind a firewall. I have three notebooks that I am learning to rely on, but EVERY DOCK pops up a ‘new firmware’ message (which takes two clicks to dismiss and I can not disable it) and then the firmware update fails.

    Support has stopped returning my email.

    It seems like such a trivial change – any idea why I’m being ignored?

  2. Gary Gozdor says:

    If you are evaluating elearning tools. Please take a look at SCATE Ignite Standard and Professional. (
    SCATE Technologies has weekly Thursday webinars at 2PM EST. Contact Gary Gozdor at 248-371-0315 x119 or to register.

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