Thursday, March 07, 2013

Apps for Educators

IQPC are running a "New Generation Learning Spaces 2013 Conference" in Melbourne, 20 to 21 March 2013. This seems to be about physical classroom design. But also touches on e-learning. IQPC's newsletter about the conference had a useful list of the top 16 Apps for Educators:
  1. iTunes U
  2. Blackboard
  3. MindJet
  4. QuickOffice
  5. Instapaper
  6. Evernote
  7. Dropbox
  8. Groupboard
  9. Bento
  10. Prezi
  11. Chirp
  12. Wunderlist
  13. TED
  14. Epson iProjection
Of these I have used Blackboard as a student. It worked okay, but no better than Moodle (which is free open source software).  I am not sure what the two missing of the 16 are. I tend to use more general purpose and free applications, along with a basic text editor (to write HTML). It would be interesting to identify the common themes in the apps, such as composing, filing and collaborating.

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