In today’s digital world, new apps for your mobile devices pop up every day. This is good news for trainers, as it is much easier to produce new content for training programs with just a few taps.
At the recent ATD conference in San Diego, a number of applications were introduced along with their uses for training such as increasing knowledge and reinforcing learning. These free and inexpensive apps allow anyone to create infographics, presentations, video, etc.
From that list, we’ve decided to share Biz Group’s top 5 favorite apps:
If you want engaging and creative visuals for training sessions, this may be your solution. Ludus allows trainers to create professional presentations in their desktop browser as an individual or member of a team with features such as embedding 3D models, videos, VR experiments and Dropbox files. Ludus is web-based, so there is no need to take your presentations with you. All you need is an Internet connection to be able to read, edit and share them.
Ludus offers its full editing features (for one person or a team) for free: There is also a PRO version that offers more storage and unlimited presentations.
Your ideas will no longer be left in the training room. Post-it® Plus take the efforts from your session and puts them in one place. Simply capture your notes, organize and then share with everyone. This app offers features such as capturing up to 50 square Post-it® Notes at a time and grouping your ideas by thought or organizing on a grid.
Post-it Plus is free but there is a Premium editor that allows you to work across devices.
Bring your complex ideas to life and make them easier to understand.
This tool allows trainers to produce great drag-and-drop animated videos in six styles:
Animaker is free with basic features and there is a business version that offers longer video lengths, more characters, sound effects and music tracks.
Enter the world of augmented reality. HP Reveal has an intuitive & easy to use interface. This tool allows you to upload your assets (images, videos) and turn them into new opportunities for engagement through striking augmented reality experiences.
The reveal mobile app is available for iOS, Android and on a web browser.
Turn your lessons into engaging conversations. This new favorite of ours allows trainers to identify gaps in understanding with interactive polls during training sessions. Poll Everywhere is a web-based system that lets interactive activities go directly into presentations.
There are upgrades available that offer more advanced features.
These are just a few of the tools we already cant live without as we start to create more animated images and videos and there are plenty of other options out there.