8 – LinkedIn

DOWN 3 in 2020

LinkedIn is a networking service for connecting with others professionally.

Website: linkedin.com
Cost: Free and premium versions
Availability: Online

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 3
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 8
Top 100 Tools for

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 8 2019: 5 2018: 4 2017: 7 2016: 8 2015: 14 2014: 10
2013: 12 2012: 23 2011:  21 2010: 30 2009: 38 2008: 30 2007: 31

Comments from those who selected LinkedIn as one of their top tools

“Connections, communication and serendipitous discovery.” Ian Gardner, Online Learning and Development Coordinator, Switezrland, 2020

“It’s the tool (social network) I use to establish relations on a professional level, ask people their opinions and check the pulse about whatever subject I am interested in.” Daniel Perdigão, Chief Energizer Officer, Portugal, 2020

“Lots of good articles where I get lot of information” Derek Good, Company Director, NZ, 2020

“To read L&D related articles and connect with peers” Effrosini, HR manager in charge of digital learning, Greece, 2020

“Gaining lots of ideas and best practices from other people” Deborah Gemmell, L&D Partner, UK, 2020

“Inspiration; what going on in the industries; what are key topics in business right now” Managing Partner, Germany, 2020

“Currency in teaching practices and networking with other educators. Courses for learning readily available and relevant. A lot of my work forms from LinkedIn networks and referrals.” Tracie Regan, Instructional Designer, Australia, 2020

“I use this to connect to a community of professionals who are generously sharing their expertise and translating the research of others. I also share my thoughts, experiences and reflections” Cat Malcom, Design Practice Manager, Australia, 2020

“Similar to Twitter, I use it every day to stay up to date with latest news and stay connected with others.” Joachim Worf, Global Customer Success Lead at Dell Technologies Education Services, Germany, 2020

” like to use the Seek Sense Share framework from Harold Jarche to help my personal knowledge management. In this context, Linkedin is a key tool to share my work (articles, lectures, experiences) with my social network.” Victor Couto Alves, KM Specialist, Brazil, 2020

“Allows me to access content from my professional associations and network. Easy publishing platform for my own content.” Catherine Shinners, Advisor, Consultant, USA, 2020

“Social networks are a big part of my learning, which means that Facebook and LinkedIn also play big roles. Facebook’s more personal, ie less about work, but I learn about  many societal things there. And LinkedIn is a place for learning as well, professionally as opposed to personally..” Clark Quinn, USA, 2020

“The professional conversation here is now better than Twitter.” JD, LearnGeek, Canada

Quick Guide to LinkedIn 

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

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