Currently, there’s an app for almost every aspect of the workplace. The L&D industry gets quite a lot of attention from app developers, since modern employees put a “high importance” tag over the possibility to grow in their careers. Here are some Learning and Development Apps that make the lives easier for employed learners and trainers or instructional designers alike.
1. Udemy for Business
This is the offspring of Udemy, an app with millions of users and an advanced course library on very diverse subjects. Plenty of courses respond to the specific needs of professionals around the world. While the app itself is free of charge, some course fees may apply.
This app is a great example of microlearning and bite-sized content, providing short videos covering key business concepts. Learning new things for work is as easy and as fast as taking a pill, and this makes its users love it. What’s more, it’s free.
3. ATD trainer toolkit
This app is especially helpful for course designers. It offers more than 30 classroom and virtual training activities (some free of charge, others need to be purchased). The app also gives its users access to dozens of articles and book excerpts on proven training tactics and related subjects.
4. ATD publications
Created by the same Association for Talent Development, this app offers tons of information on trends, insights, best industry practices, or talent development news. Also, it allows users to access a variety of ATD publications. Again, we’re talking about a free app.
5. Chief Learning Officer Magazine
As the name suggests, this app provides valuable resources for CLOs, and anyone with an interest in the L&D industry. Users have access to insightful articles on industry trends, training development, and instructional technology, to name just a few.
LinkedIn’s learning app for professionals, Lynda offers over 4,000 video tutorials on a plethora of subjects. Users can learn new business skills, from the most technical to the most creative. The app has some free courses for non-members, and a 30-day free trial.
This is a productivity app that allows users to securely store and share all sorts of files, edit business documents, add comments, assign tasks, monitor customer activity, and more. It offers 10GB of free cloud storage, and it won the PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice Award.
8. MATRIX LMS
The app allows its users to access the full features set of our learning management system, create courses, connect with students, track their progress, share resources, and even sell courses. It is a free app, and it’s available both on Google Play, and on the App Store.
Webster Athens offers a fantastic MBA program in a flexible structure which promotes academic depth and encourages business graduate students to explore diverse business interests. At Webster Athens, students have opportunities to build skills and competencies through study trips, conferences, and internships. On the campus, students study in a culturally diverse environment that will create a life-long international network.
Vasilis Botopoulos, Chancellor of Webster Athens, points out: As we look to the future one thing is certain – knowledge will be a key resource and will be highly sought-after around the world. Our challenge is to help to generate ideas that will benefit society, and to educate and train people to work in fields where they will be valued both for their specialized knowledge, and for their ability to communicate and solve problems. To meet these challenges we need to build on the alliances and collaborative partnerships the University has established with business, government, and other institutions. It is equally important that we keep close to our wider communities of interest. This will help to ensure the on-going relevance of our academic programs and the continued excellence of our teaching and learning.
Botopoulos notes: The greater vision of Webster Athens is to build an excellent educational experience embodying mind, body and spirit through a variety of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs. We offer a solid intellectual foundation as well as an extraordinary opportunity for personal growth and thorough understanding of the subject matter. This is learning with ethos, authenticity, cultural understanding, ecological conscience, and service to others.
Botopoulos says: At Webster Athens we cultivate and build the leaders of tomorrow. It is our hope that our students and alumni, with ethos and philotimo, will inspire others to live their lives with dignity, integrity and compassion. I invite you to come visit our campus. If you seek learning in a way that is challenging, personal, and meaningful, we would love to have you as part of our community. For more information, please refer to www.webster.edu.gr