Editor’s note: It’s interesting to see the apps that Microsoft is offering through Office 365. StaffHub looks very interesting, not only as a communications device for frontline staff who don’t have access to a computer but also as a way for teams to share information relevant to the priorities of their schedule.
Editor’s note: This story feels to me like a good metaphor for where we are at with technology and how it can help us. Much promise for the quantified self and health apps like Fitbits, but not a lot of evidence to say they are having the expected impact.
Editor’s note: Something for L&D to be concerned with? Even more ways to get answers to questions at work . . .
Editor’s note: A thought-provoking slide from Nick Shackleton-Jones. Are we designing for what he calls ‘learning elimination’?
Editor’s note: Interesting reflections on how fitness apps can change behaviour, or not. There’s still some way to go to help turn change in to habit.
Editor’s note: Exploration of the brain trainer apps that are becoming increasingly popular. Question is, do they do what they claim they can do?
Editor’s note: Are we seeing a trend towards single-purpose apps? As this article says: ‘The age of the great “social network” is coming to an end. Consumers are now moving towards services that are much more focused. You don’t go to them to do everything “social”, you go to them to do one thing. The best of these services entice you to do that one thing over and over and over again.’ if that’s the case, what would learning related apps do specifically?
Editor’s notes: Codecademy is trying out apps to help people learn to code. An interesting space which is worth watch. What could corporates help colleagues learn in less than hour on a phone?
Editor’s note: This quote says it all: ‘Collaboration per se is not the end goal [of social apps]. Well-designed implementations of social apps aim to make it easier for people to get their work done. They are focused and specific to each worker’s needs.’
Editor’s note: A look at productivity apps such as idonethis and weekdone. Where do these apps fit into the learning tech scene? Should they?
Ten stats on five mega trends in IT: mobile, social, cloud, apps and big data.…
Editor’s note: Adaptive learning technologies are designed to adapt content to the abilities and knowledge level of the user – here are 10 apps that do it.
Editor’s note: Employee surveys reinvented. Now there is no reason not to know how your colleagues feel.
The future of health apps: personalised advice combining your diet, sleep pattern and fitness regime
Editor’s note: So if L&D is concerned with employee performance and apps record a range of health data, isn’t it time we put the two together to optimise work?