iFlipTips is a new note-taking app for iPhone and iPad from TECHtionary. It’s a study aid that is easy to use, promotes faster learning, and, with its unique, customizable interface, aids increased retention and faster recall of information. As well as being a helpful study aid, iFlipTips is also useful for training purposes, as it utilizes different learning styles, making it easier for trainers to communicate information in helpful formats.
iFlipTips is divided into two sections: iTips-Ideas cards and iFlipCards. Within each card, you can create text notes, record video and audio clips, and use pictures from your camera roll, or take new images using the built-in camera app. As well as creating and storing notes that you can find and access with a few taps, you can share saved cards via Facebook, Twitter and email. All these features make iFlipTips an invaluable tool for trainers and students alike.
Personal development training is a key tool for many people, whether they are taking the training for business or personal reasons. This type of training can help participants overcome issues like procrastination, low confidence, or career issues. As the trainer, iFlipTips can help you brainstorm and organize your training sessions in a way that makes the information easier for delegates to remember.
You can use the different functions of the app for different purposes during the training. Firstly, the app’s folders system helps you organize your notes into themed groups, and can help you create a structure for the training session. Within each main folder, you can also create sub-folders, which you can use during the training as prompts, to make sure you cover all the necessary material. For example, you could create separate folders marked “Personal communication”, “Goal achievement” and “Positive mental attitude”, each with their own sub-folders. (image 1)
When planning the training session outline, create the folders in chronological order. This allows you to conduct the training session simply by moving from one card to the next, instead of repeatedly referring to an order sheet. It also provides you with peace of mind, as you can be confident that you haven’t missed out any key information, and are telling delegates everything they need to know.
Within individual iTips-Ideas cards, the text boxes are useful for creating key quotes or bite-sized messages. When planning an upcoming training session, the video and audio functions are useful for recording clips in advance. Varying the mediums you use during training is helpful for breaking up long sessions and helping participants maintain their concentration.
Once you’ve covered the core material of the training session, you can use the iFlipCards to create role plays, for example relating to handling difficult people. As the facilitator, you can prepare the part of the difficult person in advance using the question cards, and then create model answers. In the training session, a delegate can role play dealing with the difficult person, then you can compare their answers to the model answers you created beforehand. The iFlipCards can also be helpful for pre-preparing answers to questions that participants might ask about key issues during the session.