6 – Google Docs/Drive

In 2019 the same position as in 2018

Google Docs is used to create documents, Google Sheets for spreadsheets, and Google Slides for slidesets  – individually or collaboratively.

Google Drive is the cloud storage service, where you can also up host other files.

Website: google.com/docs
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 6
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 8
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 3

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 6.   2017: 4    2016: 5     2015: 4     2014: 2       2013: 2
2012: 3    2011: 3    2010: 3     2009: 5     2008: 17     2007: 14

Comments from those who selected Google Drive/Docs as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “Everything I write starts in Google Drive. Its still the easiest way to collaborate on materials with peers across locations and companies.” CLO, USA
  • “Collaborative document and resource management with the ease of a desirable interface” Manager of Product Development, USA
  • “Easy to use, free and makes collaboration possible. More lightweight than Microsoft Word, where ~75% of the features aren’t used by most users.” Learning Technologist, UK
  • “In education: to collect and share student works Docs: For education: define course project, outline each course and list points to make. And share for courses with other teachers to coordinate. Slides: To prepare the slides to present. Great for collaboration with other teachers for sale course and easy to share to students. Sheet: To calculate grade from multiple teachers and use ratios” Designer and Design Thinking Teacher & Coordinator, France
  • “Excellent collaborative space to work on documents. The comments feature is very useful and the fact it autosaves” Principal Lecturer, UK
  • “Great tool for collaboration, gathering surveys, sharing documents and files” Senior eLearning Designer and Developer, USA
  • “for sharing learning material” Head of Learning, Germany
  • “Collaboration, “cloud” for files – helps out in many situations” College Professor, Russia
  • “Best alternative storage space, free and can be used handily for personal, teaching, collaborative work.” Lecturer, Malaysia
  • “Use it for collaboration with colleagues” CEO, Netherlands
  • “For storing alot of my files and able to access them any time any where. It has a 15gb storage capacity now which is excellent.” L&D Manager, UK

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