10 – WhatsApp

UP 4 places in 2020

Not just a a personal messaging app, its broadcasting and group functionalities make it a valuable communication tool

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

Ranking on the 2020 sub-lists

Top 100 Tools for
Personal Learning: 6
Top 100 Tools for
Workplace Learning: 9
Top 100 Tools for
Education: 10

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 10 2019: 14 2018: 12 2017: 13 2016: 13 2015: 21 2014: 83
2013: 86 2012: – 2011:  – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

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

“WhatsApp makes it fun to informally keep in touch with my colleagues around the world. It helps keep our relationships strong.” Training Manager, Switzerland, 2020

“A good tool for engaging older students in interactive discussions about class topics.” Sara Carlesimo, web designer/teacher, France, 2020

“Easy tool to keep in contact with the students” Sami S, Principal lecturer in Physics in university of applied sciences, Finland, 2020

“Excellent to exchange references and information with a group of people that share the same interests” Nira, Learning Consultant, Brazil, 2020

“Communications and collaboration. Everyone has it so no learning curve. Good for project teams.” Learning Designer, UK

“I do use a number of communication tools but WhatsApp has become the essential one for me for interacting with individuals – clients, colleagues, friends and family.” Jane Hart, 2020

Quick Guide to WhatsApp

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

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