The Most Wanted: Top eLearning Keywords In October
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Have keywords become a new reference about the zeitgeist? Hard to refute. What’s true is that keywords have become a currency that helps transactions between users and web-facing businesses. The business of making a name, or a term alluding to a more complex concept, rise above must not be taken for granted. Millions of users every day look for information online, building a query out of their pressing concern. Figuring out how to provide the answer by offering exactly the content they are looking for; or better yet, figuring out how to become the answer, and let them look for you; it’s the coal mine of the New Normal.

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Here are the top 30 most searched for keywords on Google, according to ahrefs datalake of monthly volume of global searches.

№1. Google Classroom

Total global monthly searches: 74 Million.

Virtual teaching and learning in one place. It is an easy to use and manage tool for teachers who want to measure and enrich their students’ learning experiences.

№2. Zoom

29M

The leading site for video conferencing software applications. Zoom allows you to interact virtually with students and teachers during educational sessions for the development of classes. 

№3. Kahoot!

25M

A learning platform based on quizzes that can be used to support students’ learning and to make learning not boring and monotonous for learners.

№4. Google Meet

Total global searches: 9M

A free web conferencing site. All you need is a Google account and you can create meetings for up to 100 people.

№5. Scratch

6.4M

A free programming language for children between 8 and 16 years old. Scratch allows students to learn to code in a visually engaging way. 

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№6. Udemy

6.3M

A massive provider of open online courses with over 35 million users. Udemy organizes coursework by modules and lessons, which can include images, audio and videos. 

№7. Edmodo

5.4M

A global educational network that allows students to connect with different educators and people who want to share educational content, in order for learners to improve their learning process.

№8. Duolingo

4.9M.

The largest and most popular free language learning platform used by more than 300 million users The philosophy of the creators is that language learning should be free, uncomplicated and without barriers. It is a win-win philosophy.

№9. Canvas

4.9M

An eLearning platform by Instructure, easy to use and used by hundreds of organizations and educational institutions around the world. With Canvas LMS, students can create courses.

№10. Moodle

4.8M

A learning platform designed specifically for teachers, students and administrators who want to create personalized learning environments.

№11. Quizlet

4.2M

A learning tool that allows you to create flashcards with educational content, including text and images. What makes this platform different from others is that once the cards are created, activities and games that can be used as support for classes are automatically created.

№12. Schoology

3.8M

Create discussion forums, learner groups, assessment tools, educational announcements and upload your own or external resources that are hosted on other platforms such as Khan Academy, Google Drive or Dropbox.

№13. Blackboard

3.4M

A new learning experience is offered by Blackboard, an eLearning tool that allows people to continue their studies from home. Undoubtedly one of North America’s most popular virtual environments.

№14. Khan Academy

3.2M

A virtual school that aims to offer free and quality education through digital resources such as videos. 

№15. Clever

3M

All the information a student is looking for is just a click away. A digital, user-friendly learning platform for resources, messages and interaction with students.

№16. WordPress

2.9M

Is WordPress really an eLearning app, or perhaps the most widely used eLearning app? “The” Content Management System allows anybody, including teachers, to create and maintain a free blog or website.

№17. Coursera

2.8M

ind on Coursera, the top MOOC platform gone public. An online learning platform that offers free access to quality education to anyone from different parts of the world.

№18. Chegg

A platform designed for students who want easy access to rented books, virtual tutors, and test solution guides. This platform also allows students to enroll in internships and online courses.

№19. Autodesk

1M

A 3D design, engineering and construction software. Autodesk enables students and teachers to create, manage and deliver digital media. It also allows users to realistically realize their projects.

№20. Brightspace

970K

One of at least 2 fantastic Canadian eLearning exports, the learning experience by D2L to meet the needs of students and educators continues to be an impressive contender in the LMS Space Race.

№21. edX

781K

A provider of massive open online courses. Created by Harvard and MIT. With edX you can host university level online courses in different disciplines. 

The following are all new entries, as our ranking increased from 20 to 30 positions.

№22 D2L

695K

Used to deliver completely virtual course content to students. D2L allows students to access their course content to make a correct delivery of assignments, take quizzes and participate in forums.

№23 LinkedIn Learning

680K

Linkedin Learning is a new platform that offers its users access to thousands of online courses, such as software packages, courses that teach relevant management skills and technologies, and even courses to learn how to play an instrument. The monthly subscription is paid, with the option to start with a free monthly trial.

№24 Flipgrid

506K

This tool allows students and teachers to have the opportunity to teach, learn and discuss topics through videos. Unlike TikTok, Flipgrid was designed for students and to engage them in class without fear of answering questions and with the opportunity to record their opinions and answers as many times as they want.

№25 Sakai

406K

The most popular open source LMS based in the US, Sakai, designed to support teaching, research and collaboration among students and in the classroom. Seeks to promote the adaptation of open standards approaches to software solutions within the educational community.

№26 Pluralsight

390K

This e-learning and workforce development platform helps people learn and adapt to the changing technology environment. Pluralsight focuses on training for technology-based professions.

№27 Cengage

366K

Cengage is a technology and services company dedicated to K-12 and professional education. It specifically focuses on book storage specializing in electronic research and educational publishing for libraries and schools.

№28 Udacity

315K

Udacity offers online courses (MOOCs), unlike other course providers, Udacity has a focus on job training and students who successfully complete their courses will receive a Nanodegree which in some cases are free of charge.

№29 TAL Education Group

200K

TAL is an educational technology company dedicated to supporting education worldwide and works to find new educational models that involve intelligent tools available to all.

№30 Chamilo

131K

This non-profit association seeks to promote development for education and the maintenance of a clear communication channel. Chamilo aims to ensure the availability and quality of education at a low cost through its free distribution.

Did we miss anybody? Let us know and we will include it in upcoming ranking trackers!

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