Since 2007 Jane Hart at the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies has been compiling an annual Top Tools for Learning List from the results of an open survey. The survey is now in its 12th year. These Top Tools lists now constitute an important and interesting longitudinal study not just into the popularity of tools for learning but into learning behaviour.
Learning professionals (and others in related areas) are invited to nominate their Top 10 (digital) tools for learning and their contributions are then used to generate the annual list. From 2007-2015 this was a Top 100 Tools for Learning list, but to mark the 10th anniversary of the project in 2016, the list was extended to 200 tools, and since that time 3 sub-lists have also been created in order to help identify the context of use for each of the tools.