My Top Ten E-Learning Tools

Posted: July 14, 2009 in e-learning, learning environments, muppetmasteruk, teaching, ten, tools, Top


Moodle is a course management system (CMS) – a free Open Source software package designed to help educators create effective online courses

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read each others’ updates, known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to other users – known as followers – who have subscribed to them. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access

Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.

Time Tube by Dipity
A mashup of the YouTube and Dipity APIs. See YouTube videos on a timeline, flipbook, or map view. … TimeTube. by Dipity.

Read the Words began as a simple concept in January 2008: To assist students with learning disabilities with their studies, by means of auditory learning and auditory processing.

Mahara is an open source e-portfolio system with a flexible display framework. Mahara, meaning ‘think’ or ‘thought’ in Te Reo Māori, is user centred environment with a permissions framework that enables different views of an e-portfolio to be easily managed. Mahara also features a weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online learner communities

Eclipse Crossword
Eclipse Crossword is a great application where you can make and create different puzzles to try your general knowledge.

Google Docs
Free web-based word processor and spreadsheet, which allow you share and collaborate online.

SMS Poll
SMS Poll offers FREE Text Message (SMS) Voting and Polling Solutions that rival a sophisticated Audience Response System at a fraction of the cost.

Google Earth
Offers maps and satellite images for complex or pinpointed regional searches


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