8 – Wikipedia

UP 3 places from 2018

Wikipedia is a key resource for quickly finding out about a topic, and then for delving into primary resources for deeper information.

Website: wikipedia.org
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 7
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 11
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 25

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 11.    2017: 10     2016: 11     2015: 12     2014: 18     2013: 14
2012: 10     2011: 11     2010: 16     2009: 17     2008: 13     2007:26

Comments from some of those who selected Wikipedia as one of their Top Tools in 2019

  • “I can get quick information and an overview about a new subject.” Student/HR Intern, Germany
  • “Immediate answers to questions, and links to other related topics.” IT Director, USA
  • “Biggest knowledge base and a good start for research” HR Manager, Germany
  • “The place to be when you are unsure about facts. Been using this for a whole ton of years now” Account Manager, Netherlands
  • “search for fast definitions” College Professor, Spain
  • “Able to find almost any personal and professional information. It also provide other relevant links” Lecturer, Malaysia
  • “Always available, pretty comprehensive” Knowledge Management Specialist, Brazil
  • “It satisfies my curiosity” Trainer, India
  • “For me, one of the main reasons for the interest in this tool is the ability to use free photos of past artistic works.” University Lecturer, Russia
  • “Extensive content” Semi-retired, France

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