This page is all about the learning purpose: yes there are thousands of gadgets and softwares, but why would you want to use any tool or technology?

Purpose for learning

There's a good resource on this topic over on the "e-learning on a Shoestring" site on the Australian Flexible Learning Framework (Framework). On the "Tools, uses and software" page.

light_end_tunnel_3000884446_ae32b8b130_o.jpgStep one: list a range of learning activities.
Two: list some tools and technologies, gadgets or software.
Three: match technology with learning purpose..

Hm, some learning activities first:

Conversation, reflection, debate, interview
evaluation, testing, assessment,

Whoops i need help on this one.. anyone care to add your 2$ worth?

Next the technologies:

gadgets:

mobile phone, laptop, photocopier, GPS,

software:

office suite, word processor, spreadsheet, web browser, discussion forum, presentation slide creator, animation generator, quiz generator, collaborative authoring environment, wiki, blog, microblogging tool or environment,

brand names and buzzwords:

iPhone, voxopop, tafeVC, blogger, edublogs, twitter,