Learning apps

If only Brian Wilson had this music app when he created Pet Sounds

I've listened to a lot of music in my lifetime and I think I can pick a bum note as well as anyone but, by no stretch of the imagination, could I be regarded as an expert on the more technical side of music. So when I came across this new music learning application, it took me quite a while to realize what it actually does. When it comes right down to it, Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro is an app for everyone connected with learning, playing and teaching music to help them in analyzing and composing harmonic progressions easily - no matter what key you are in. In other words, it cuts out the bum ...  More

Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro Mar 29th 2013

A superior learning management system to evaluate and train your staff

Staff training and evaluation used to be a quite labor-intensive and time consuming activity and generally used to involve bringing in people from outside the business who were trained in the process. This is disruptive for your staff as well as being somewhat costly. While this may be fine for multinationals it doesn't necessarily suit the budget of the smaller organization. SkyPrep is a new cloud-based, online LMS (Learning Management System) application that is designed to train and test your employees simply and easily. Upload all your source material, create tests and discover how ...  More

SkyPrep Mar 19th 2013

Train your small business like the big boys

Things are changing for the  better for small business. In the past there has been a bit of a defeatist attitude from them when comparing their opportunities of bettering themselves and their workers against a larger organization. When it came to training staff, the argument has always been that it was too expensive and took up too much time so a more ad hoc approach was taken up. But if the small business person is canny, they can find everything they want as apps and quite often for little on no cost. TalentLMS is one such app that will be of great benefit. This cloud-based ...  More

talentlms Jan 11th 2013

Make learning times tables a lot more fun

While no one wants to rob kids of their childhood years there is little doubt that the earlier they start learning the better. And, while many parents spend a lot of time reading to their children and starting them off on the road to learning simple words, it's often math that gets left behind. You only have to look at some of the Asian countries who grasp the math concept far quicker than their western counterparts to see how important it is later on in life. Back in the 'old days' times tables were learned on a rote basis with children remembering tables by endlessly speaking...one two ...  More

Times Table Match Sep 12th 2012

The ultimate Q & A arena for uni students

The idea behind Stuora is to provide a simple question and answer arena for students that will eventually turn out to be the only place to go to when you need to find specific information fast. It aims to take the place of websites like Blackboard, Moodle and Wikipedia and become your one-stop place-to-go when needing answers to any course related question. This free knowledge and learning application is designed specifically for university students and the questions and answers submitted are all the product of the students themselves.   Stuora is the ultimate question and answer ...  More

Stuora Aug 11th 2012

A set of learning tools that delivers knowledge and creative thinking

Knoodle derives it's name from a combination of Knowledge and Noodle - as in 'using one's noodle' or, the art of creative thinking. What it is, to back up that idea, is an intelligent union of old school outcomes and new technology. Knoodle delivers a comprehensive set of learning tools designed to keep everybody up-to-date and moving your business in the right direction. It uses your previously created videos, presentations and documents to inform and manage your business ecosystem of employees, customers and partners   Knoodle provides a cloud-based social presentation, training and ...  More

Knoodle - Social Learning Platform Aug 3rd 2012

Learn all things Linux for amateurs and pros

I have just been reading the Malcolm Gladwell book "Outliers" which talks about the lengths that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs went to in their pursuit to learn all things computer back in the seventies and eighties. They were lucky. These days, the computer is thought of in the same way as the brain, it seems - the rule has been that you don't mess with it. But it's not quite so daunting as it appears. Linux Academy is a cloud-based learning application that offers interactive video courses to discover all you need to know about the Linux operating system and learn how to easily rebuild your ...  More

Linux Academy Jul 22nd 2012

Time tracking for the creative kind

One of the most difficult things for the modern day freelancer is determining an accurate quote for the services they provide. On the one hand you don't want to quote too high because you might miss out on the contract but then, if you quote too low, you may end up underselling your services and working hours that you don't get recompensed for. Estimates is a well organized and handsome-looking time tracking and billing application for iOS that will help you put together concise and accurate quotes to ensure you are delivering a fair estimation of your worth as well as winning the ...  More

Estimates Jul 9th 2012

Learn the lingo from social fluent speakers

One of the most perplexing problems of learning a language online is that it's difficult to get immediate feedback on some of the nuances of the language you are learning. Fixoodle goes some way to addressing this problem by going social and having online friends who speak the lingo oversee and correct any mistakes that you might have made. By connecting you with fluent friends this language and learning application puts a whole new spin on the art of linguistics by letting you converse with native speakers via global messaging, virtual classrooms and video sharing.  More

Fixoodle Apr 3rd 2012

The simplest way to learn to write Chinese

This simple Learn to write Chinese application from the Monkey Write people is another in the series following their earlier Numbers, Blessings and Eating Out excursions. It's a free and easy to use language, education and learning tool for android that literally teaches one to write Chinese characters and turns it into a bit of a game that even kids can play and learn from.   It's said that the only way to truly master the complicated art of Chinese writing is practice, practice and more practice. However, doing that on paper could be construed as being rather dull - especially if ...  More

Monkey Write: Learn to write Chinese Mar 29th 2012