Librarians: Become an Expert in Mobile Apps for Education with These Courses

Librarians: Become an Expert in Mobile Apps for Education with These Courses

Are you the type of person who prefers to learn at your own pace? And do you want to improve your expertise in mobile technologies for education?

If so, then these self-study versions of my online courses are a good choice for you.

I teach other courses on specific dates (through the American Library Association and Library Juice Academy), but many librarians don’t realize that I also offer courses you can work on at any time.

There are several advantages to the self-study versions:

You can go at your own pace, start and finish the course at any time (with no deadlines).


You’ll have ongoing access to the materials in years to come — so you can review at any time. (I update these courses once a year).

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The prices are more affordable (usually less than half the price of taking them via ALA).

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Previous students love these courses (see testimonials).

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Organize Your Life with Mobile Apps

Learn to use 4 best types of apps for keeping track
of all your information.

Organize Your Life with Mobile Apps: I found this class to be extremely informative and helpful. I learned about applications that help me manage everyday activities while becoming acquainted with applications that assist with storage, organization and security measures evolved for safekeeping. This class also gave me knowledge that I can share with library customers and staff.

Jan Banks

Casey County Public Library

Apps for Librarians

Become an app expert for your community.

Apps for Librarians is a fantastic course! Take it if you want to become confident in acquiring and using apps. Learn how to effectively apply them in an educational setting. The course format and instructor were excellent and galvanized my understanding of these very useful tools.

Ann Kenney

Rice Memorial High School, Burlington, VT

The Book as iPad App

Learn about interactive, multimedia book apps.

This four-week course gets five stars not only for the information it contains but also for the level of empowerment it provides. I signed-up not knowing a thing about book apps, and in a month’s time I am using them at work and collaborating with a library colleague to create a book app of our own for use in story times. The topic is timely, relevant and fun! I couldn’t ask for more.

Susan Hansen

Head of Public Services, West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford, CT

50 best apps for those who use both Android and iOS

50 best apps for those who use both Android and iOS

Many people use multiple mobile platforms these days. A common situation is one where you have both an Android smartphone and an iPad.

it’s true that when you get used to certain tasks on one platform, they aren’t automatic on the other, but once you get past that, you can work seamlessly.

Why? It’s because of apps with multi-device ecosystems. (more…)

Getting over your resistance to using a password manager

Manage your passwords
Do you still use the same password on multiple sites? Or perhaps you keep a list of all your passwords on paper, or in a file on your computer?

If so, I’d like to suggest that it’s time to finally give a password manager a try. No system is completely foolproof, but using an app like 1Password is much more secure than re-using passwords you can remember. If a site gets hacked and you’ve used the same password that you use on other sites, it’s very likely that your password will be tried everywhere — on sites that you care about, such as bank accounts, shopping sites, and more.

Here are some reasons to use it: (more…)

Organize your life with mobile apps: online course

lower stress, function smoothlyI’m in the midst of creating a new online course called Organize Your Life with Mobile Apps. If you’ve ever lost important information or forgot to bring it with you, this will help.

Have you been too busy to find and set up the best apps for organizing your life?

I’ve met many people who tell me they are too busy to set up and use any new apps. They use email, web browsers, Facebook, and a few games on their iPhone or Android smartphone — but not productivity apps. If this sounds like you, this course will help. (more…)

Why you don’t need to stick with one mobile platform: 50 best apps for multi-platform productivity

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Photo by Flickr user “janitors.”

How many times have you heard people say, “I’m a Mac person,” or “I’m a Windows person?” That’s pretty common with desktop computing. We’ve all experienced the pain of switching platforms — certain programs only work on one or the other, conversions sometimes get messed up, and all those tasks you’ve learned to do automatically become hard when you first switch from Windows to Mac or vice-versa.

Well the good news is that it’s getting easier in the mobile world. (more…)