ZBW MediaTalk

by Birgit Fingerle

With the Corona Pandemic, tools for digital meetings, collaboration, teaching and learning have become much more important. But the range of software is huge and the differences between them are not obvious at first glance. But what platforms can I use to conduct an online event, to efficiently collaborate with colleagues, to generate new ideas or design learning opportunities? In order to speed up the selection process, we have created an overview of some tool collections.

Toolkits for meetings and collaboration

Tool collections for learning

  • Top 200 Tools for Learning 2019 is a very well-known collection of learning tools that has been offered by Jane Hart for years. It is also divided into Top Tools for Personal & Professional Learning (PPL100), Top Tools for Workplace Learning (WPL100) and Top Tools for Higher Education (EDU100)
  • Search for digital tools for teaching and learning: Tool-o-search (German)
  • A guide to choosing the right webinar software: Webinar Software Comparison (German)
  • The best webinar software at a glance according to their own statement: Webinar software comparison 2020 (German)
  • A collection of tools created due to the Corona Pandemic is offered by the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung: Digital tools for online events (German)

Search for tool alternatives

The search for tool alternatives is useful if you like a certain software, but do not want or are not allowed to use it.

  • Search for open source alternatives to well-known commercial tools: Open Source Builders
  • Search for an alternative to a specific tool based on recommendations collected via croudsourcing: AlternativeTo
  • Collection of ethical and privacy-conscious alternatives to well-known software: switching.software
  • Online-Verzeichnis ethisch korrekter Alternativen zu etablierten Technologieangeboten: ethical.net

Birgit Fingerle ist Diplom-Ökonomin und beschäftigt sich in der ZBW unter anderem mit Innovationsmanagement, Open Innovation und Open Science. / Birgit Fingerle holds a diploma in economics and business administration and works at ZBW, among others, in the fields innovation management, open innovation and open science.

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