18 – Facebook

Continues to drop down the list in 2019

Although primarily used by individuals for personal networking, it is also seen as a useful tool within education to support both study groups and course sites.

Website: facebook.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 14
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 15

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 15.   2017: 8       2016: 6     2015: 7      2014: 9      2013: 9
2012: 9      2011: 14    2010: 9      2009: 31    2008: 24    2007: 17


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

  • “I’ve joined a few Facebook Groups for professional development. Similar to Twitter and LinkedIn, these groups provide resources and discussions” Connie Malamed, learning experience design consultant, USA http://theelearningcoach.com/reviews/top-ten-tools-in-my-ple/ 
  • “a place where I hang with my colleagues, ask questions, and see what dialogs are going on.” Clark Quinn https://blog.learnlets.com/2019/08/top-10-learning-tools-for-2019/ 
  • “Facebook is my main communication tool on the Internet. But lately, communication has become an insufficient exercise for me. Now I’m starting to think about the possibility of using Facebook to promote some projects.” University Lecturer, Russia
  • “For top tips and quotes for the people and business pages I follow.” L&D Manager, UK
  • “Stories, longer pieces than Twitter.” Workforce Development Lead, UK
  • “everything i want to know or tell others is in there. My network provides all knowledge needed” Faculty, Israel
  • “Sharing knowledge and learning from others. And having fun” Teacher Trainer, Finland


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