14 – WhatsApp

Drops back 2 places in 2019

Not just a a personal messaging app, but its broadcasting and group functionalities makes it a valuable tool both for educational and corporate activities.

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

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 11
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 30
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 12

Past Overall Rankings
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 in 2019

  • ” This is my go-to tool to stay connected with my family but recently, I have joined both professional and personal neworking Whatsapp groups and have found it to be valuable to plan one-on-one meetings with interesting people that I discovered through the group chats.” Taruna Goel, Canada https://tarunagoel.blogspot.com/2019/09/my-top-10-learning-tools-2019.html
  • “I use a number of communication tools: WhatsApp has become essential for interacting with individuals – clients, colleagues, friends, etc as well as groups. But I also find the Broadcast List functionality particularly useful when I want to keep a large number of people up to date with what’s happening.” Jane Hart, UK https://modernworkplacelearning.com/magazine/janes-top-ten-2019/
  • “Whats app is the messenger most used within my network, I use a lot to get to know what is going on within my groups and personal contats, share what I`ve done and what is relevant to the groups. As well as the Linkedin and Yammer it enables serendipity since what I receive on my feed isn`t under my control.” Knowledge Management Specialist, Brazil
  • “This tool came into my life not so long ago, but it took quite a strong position in it. Attract ease of use, availability, versatility of the information sent.” University Lecturer, Russia
  • “Effective form of communication, sharing of videos, infographics, information, articles” Adult Educator, Singapore
  • “live comunication, social learning” Learning Ecologies Designer, Puerto Rico
  • “Sharing knowledge in a fast way”
  • “Quick personal communication.”
  • “Handy, Multi-featured. Fast information.” Lecturer, Malaysia


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