How your company and employees benefit from a learning app
Do you need a training option that is welcomed by your employees and motivates them to learn? How would you like an uncomplicated and flexible development opportunity that your employees may fit into their schedule without having to compromise their daily tasks? Then you should extend your training approach with a learning app. In this article, I would like to show you how you and your employees can benefit from it, using concrete examples from our app ICCards.
1. With a learning app, you tap into new audience
Not all of your employees have a PC or laptop from which they can access the company’s internal knowledge database? With learning apps for smartphones and tablets, your employees can learn using their own mobile devices. In this way, you reach all departments – even those for which further training has been difficult to implement in the past, such as production or field services.
Application example: ICCards has been optimized for mobile devices, but also provides a user-friendly interface that can be accessed through the web browser of desktop PCs.
2. Learning apps make learning more flexible and increase acceptance
The number of people owning a smartphone increases every year. One’s smartphone is always and everywhere at hand, not only for private applications. You should take advantage of this high acceptance rate for the use of smartphones to make your training program more attractive. Another advantage is that learning content offered via app is always available when your employees need it or have time to learn (just-in-time learning).
Application example: ICCards is designed as a Progressive Web App that does not require a persistent internet connection to use. This has the advantage that your employees can learn on the go, for example, during the train ride to work or on business trips.
3. With a learning app you can easily integrate micro learning into your training approach
Learning apps are particularly suitable for conveying knowledge compactly in small “bites”. Your employees do not have to schedule a lot of time for small learning units. Learning content can be processed in a short time and can be easily integrated into the daily work routine. For example, waiting times can be used for further training without work being left undone.
Application example: ICCards offers various digital learning formats such as learning cards and quizzes. With the help of learning cards, your employees acquire new knowledge and consolidate it. They can then test their knowledge with the help of associated quiz cards. In this way, knowledge can be imparted step-by-step in a playful manner.
4. Learning apps enhance individual learning
Learning apps enable personalized learning with the help of intelligent logic and algorithms. The app learns which learning content the user already knows well and where he needs to catch up. In this way, the app covers the learning content needed to close for example knowledge gaps.
Application example: ICCards enables personalized learning through a recommendation management, allowing your employees to target knowledge gaps for training. If a user does not know a learning card, it will be shown more often than cards he has already internalized. This makes learning with the app even more effective.
5. Learning apps motivate to start learning
Learning content is memorized particularly effectively and sustainably if it is repeated at regular intervals. This way it enters the long-term memory, where it is stored permanently. Especially when combined with a gamified learning approach like learning new vocabulary with a flashcardbox instead of the book you might know from analog learning techniques. Index cards are repeated until they reach the last compartment of the card box. Only those cards whose content or solution you remember move to the next compartment. This or other playful concepts can be transferred well to learning apps and offer your employees a motivating change to classic learning formats such as classroom trainings and the opportunity to learn at their own pace.
Application example: ICCards makes it possible to generate quizzes from incorrectly answered questions so that learning content is repeated in a targeted and playful manner.
Tip: With the help of gamification elements such as a reward system, ranking lists for comparison or a progress indicator you can further increase your employees’ motivation to learn. If you have any questions, please do contact us.
6. Manage learning content and activities using an app administration
Do you want to track your employees’ learning progress and flexibly adapt learning content? Then a learning app with an administration platform is the right choice for you. In addition to publishing and editing learning content, you can use it to control user activities and view learning progress. In this way, you can make conclusions about the knowledge level of your employees. Apart from that, you can react accordingly to knowledge gaps, for example, by adapting content in e-learning or classroom courses.
Application example: ICCards offers you a wide range of options for administration. As an administrator, you can easily manage the app via a clear, intuitive dashboard. For example, you can …
- invite users and user groups,
- keep an eye on and control the activities of users quickly and easily,
- get a report and evaluate the latest statistics on learning status,
- create learning categories,
- publish and edit flashcards and quizzes.
Tip: In addition, user data and learning statuses can be transferred to your existing LMS via an interface. If you have any questions, please do contact us.
7. Learning apps offer a wide range of applications
Learning apps can be used for a variety of purposes in your organization. For example, they provide a low threshold for onboarding new employees and is perfect to prepare trainees for exams. Younger people use their smartphones for nearly everything and expect mobile learning opportunities. Also older people would rather use mobile offerings for small learnings than getting through the trouble of starting up their computer.
Possible applications of ICCards:
- Exam preparation for trainees
- Onboarding of new employees
- Trainings for products, services, sales
- Mandatory legal trainings (compliance)
- Assessment centers / placement tests
- Preparations and follow-ups of seminars
- Live quizzes during a face-to-face event
- Internal certifications
With the help of a learning app, you can make your training program varied, sustainable, and user-oriented by creating a positive and contemporary learning experience. The simple and self-determined integration into the daily work routine as well as quick learning successes increase the acceptance and motivation for learning. Many employees want compact information units on their smartphones. If you can fulfill this wish, this is a plus for you as an employer, because it shows that you are open to modern learning formats and respond to the needs of your employees.
Increase the learning success of your employees with ICCards!
Contact us for an individual consultation! We would be happy to present our learning app to you in more detail.
Do you already have an existing LMS? If so, we would be happy to advise you on how to link it with ICCards.
Do you have a special need or feature request?
We would be happy to customize ICCards according to your organization’s corporate design guidelines and expand the app’s features based on your demands.