89 – Google Alerts

UP 50 places in 2020

Google Alerts let you monitor the web for new content and receive notifications of new resources of interest to you.

Website: google.com/alerts

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 48
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
Top 100 Tools for

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 89 2019: 139 2018: 122 2017: 121 2016: – 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: 88 2008: 33 2007: 57

Comments from some those who selected Google Alerts as one of their top tools

“I set just a couple of Google alerts for thought leaders whose opinion I value, for example Josh Bersin, so I always catch the latest.” David Verhaag, Company Founder, USA, 2020

“best way to get information on certain topics” Anon, 2020

“I rely heavily on Google Alerts to send me other resources that I might have missed – particularly on “continuous learning” and “lifelong learning”. And when I across any gems I share them on Twitter too.” Jane Hart, UK, 2020

“automating the news on selected topics” Volker Langer, Germany, 2019

Quick Guide to Google Alerts 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to external resources on how to use Google Alerts for teaching, training, learning and development.

Get access to the Quick Guide sections at the bottom of each of the Tools page (for guidance and resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training and learning) for just £15.

Sign up here.