120 – Etherpad

Back on the list this year

Etherpad is an online editor providing collaborative editing in real time.

Website: etherpad.org
Cost: Free. Open source
Availability: Download/Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 53

Past Overall Rankings
2018 –     2017: –       2016: –      2015: –       2014: –     2013: 62
2012: –    2011: 74    2010: 50    2009: 71    2008: –     2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Etherpad as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“”Notebooks” for collaboration at seminars and trainings are very useful. They load quickly even with poor internet. Must have” College Professor, Russia

Previous comments

“Quick and easy to use to set up a document on the fly” 2013

“Easy tool to create documents in real-time with colleagues” 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“My students LOVED using etherpad for collaborative editing activities. I have blogged a lesson in which I used this tool at http://yoursmarticles.blogspot.com/2009/05/collaborative-editing-through-etherpad.html Students uploaded a writing assignment that they were working on and collaboratively edited with another classroom in this virtual space. Etherpad also allowed me to have guest editors participate in the process. Mary Howard

“for “real” real-time collaboration” Stephanie Horden

“Realtime collaborative text tool. Students can write, edit, compare points of view, have online debates. I get some students putting the account into the past tense, others adding positive bias, others adding negative bias – all at the same time. I also use it during exam leave for students to leave questions for me to answer – this is better than email because the other students then get the benefit too.” Russel Tarr