With the thousands of apps available on the iPad, how do you decide which one to purchase when there is always the chance that the one you selected turns out to be a turkey, rather then a gem.
Until now, you were stuck with guessing or visting iPad app review sites geared towards everyone, and not corporate universities and educational institutions.
Starting today, that has changed.
Every week, CorpU will present a round-up of the top iPad apps covering various areas.
From boosting productivity, to writing and taking notes, to presentations with ease to experiencing the real power of mobile learning.
Plus each week, our new feature, “iPad apps you may never have heard of”, will present an in-depth and detailed review.
Our debut begins with an app you may never have heard of, but in reality is an impressive solution that shows the possibilities.
The Civil War Today
Made by: History Channel and Bottle Rocket
The Civil War Today is an incredible app that shows the power of self-contained mobile learning (that is to say, without having you go to a web site).
The feature set offers incredible capabilities that frankly shows the real power of what is possible in a self-contained app.
What is great about this feature, is that you see the image of the person, their role, their actual handwritten note – in their own handwriting via a scan, and finally the text of the note.
But that is not all, especially when it comes to the social media.
Do you want to send out a Tweet? No, problem, but there is a twist, because as you know back then the Internet did not exist; so if you wanted to send a message you had to use a telegraph.
You can also send the daily diary postings from individuals including President Lincoln, to Twitter, Facebook or via e-mail.
Educational Institution – educators and students, individuals who love history
For an educational institution, eliminate the textbook or e-book format and move into something that is highly interactive and engaging.
Corporate universities can develop apps for any product or topic area, including leadership development and enhance it with additional social learning tools, even a collaboration component.
The power of a self-contained app which does not require the learner to constantly synch or have access to the internet, is in of itself, powerful. Add real scanned articles and diary postings, toss in images and embedded objects and you have a real engaging learning solution.