Learnist

Learnist is a curating and bookmarking tool. It’s a platform (both website and app) that’s been around for a couple of years, and it’s a way to collect, organize and share interesting ideas. It’s a little bit like Pinterest, in that you create boards around different topics or themes. But instead of collecting pictures, you collect articles. Here’s an example from the Travel category:

“How to pack a suitcase like a flight attendant”

There are 30 articles and videos collected in this board.

The top page of the board

The top page of the board

The first article in the board. It includes a summary of the article and a link.

The first article in the board. It includes a summary of the article and a link.

Videos can be included in the boards, too.

Videos can be included in the boards, too.

 

 

This platform is one good way to collect information about a research topic and share it with us.  For example:

There are also boards created by organizations: BBC Worldwide and Discovery both have a collection of boards, for instance. And you can use the search function to look for particular topics or , for example, boards about TED Talks.

You don’t need to create an account to browse the site, but to create your own boards and browse the app you do need an account. The app in iTunes looks like this (yes, it’s free):

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