48 – Instagram

A drop of 22 places in 2019

Instagram is a social network based around sharing photos and videos. Owned by Facebook.

Website: instagram.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Download app

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 32
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 26.   2017: 34    2016: 76    2015: 73    2014: 85    2013: –
2012: –      2011: –       2010: –       2009: –      2008: –       2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected Instagram as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019 and 2018

  • “I use this tool for personal learning around my hobbies and interests including photography, makeup and cooking! I enjoy watching ‘stories’ and find it easier to respond to stories and make connections with people. ” Taruna Goel, Canada, 2019 https://tarunagoel.blogspot.com/2019/09/my-top-10-learning-tools-2019.html
  • “I started using this tool primarily to share and publish nature photography. However, I have been able to meet a few local instagrammers who share the same interest in photography but work in diverse professional fields. This is another way to connect with people who share some things in common with me (hobbies and interests) but are not necessarily related to my professional area of work. The conversations are getting refreshing and engaging.” Taruna Goel, 2018
  • “I am able to connect with people around the globe and see what they are doing day to day and even become exposed to different pieces of information and insights of where to find more information regarding particular topics.” Anon Australia
  • “I am a competitive powerlifter and I use instagram to pick up short training videos and tips to improve my performance and technique. Also some motivation as well. ” Anon, Australia
  • “source of creative inspiration and (mostly positive!) feedback” Chris Mackay, Canada, 2106
  • “My tool of choice when I have no words but can use photographs to build connections” Taruna Goel, L&D Manager, Canada, 2016
  • “It’s like Twitter with followers. But instead of posting text updates, you post photos.” 2015

How to use Instagram for Learning

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

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

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