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:
There are 30 articles and videos collected in this board.
This platform is one good way to collect information about a research topic and share it with us. For example:
- Here’s a board explaining what Boko Haram is all about.
- Here’s a board about what happens to Olympic host cities after the events.
- Here’s a board about the history of Solomon Northup (the main character in the movie “12 Years a Slave”).
- Here’s a board introducing the Japanese tea ceremony in English.
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):