“The power of the Web is in its universality.
Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”
Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web
In the decades that ICodeFactory has developed software products, the world of information technology has remarkably changed, making it possible for increasingly greater percentage of the population to use the power of technology.
Countries worldwide started adopting newly created set of rules and guidelines for ensuring accessibility.
The fundamental goal of the Web is to be accessible to people with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight and cognitive ability. It can remove barriers in communication that many people face in the physical world. However, when websites or applications are designed inadequately, they can create obstacles in interaction and exclude people from using the Web.
As enterprise software development service provider, we at ICodeFactory have gained expertise in adjusting web solutions to be compatible with assistive technology.
Accessibility is essential for developers and organizations that want to create high quality software solutions, and not exclude people from using their products and services. In order to achieve that, companies need to adjust their services to the new standards.
Education is a process that requires constant adjustments, in order to provide positive results. As a more recent learning strategy supported by the digital era, microlearning has gained a lot of attention.
Microlearning represents focused, self-directed form of learning, with content delivered in small bursts. With hectic everyday life, finding time for self-improvement may seem difficult. Everything is easier if divided into fragments. Brain can process information more effectively if they are brief and delivered to the learner at his request.
Microlearning provides various possibilities – from language learning to corporate training. It supports any form of learning content – from social media networks, quizzes and videos clips to presentations and book chapters. Moreover, it can be used anywhere – at home, in transportation, during coffee breaks.
Gradually building skills is especially convenient for companies, which can educate team members in this manner, instead of exhausting eight-hour training. Searching for the solution of a working problem on the internet can also be considered as a type of microlearning. This is especially important due to a declining attention span, especially among the millennials. Training materials can be available online, interactive, constituted of 5-minute videos and tutorials.
Some of the benefits of microlearning are:
- Boost of motivation – employees work more efficiently;
- Time saving – more time to focus on the projects;
- Immediate results – knowledge can be used instantly;
- Budget friendly – most of the contents are free and available online;
- Continuous updates – information change quickly, it is important to adapt;
Here, in ICodeFactory, we have organized learning in several different processes. We deliver full Microsoft Official training, our custom workshops, but also small lessons organized in a microlearning way. It is one of our favorite approaches that has delivered great results.
How do you arrange your learning system?
Every day is an adventure when you are an engineer, or if you have engineers in your team. They always come up with some cool ideas out of the corner.
Being led by the famous Albert Einstein quote „Creativity is intelligence having fun”, we always encourage our team members to nurture their creativity and implement their vision.
In the moment of inspiration, one of our colleagues who is a PhD student in mechanical engineering, has created by his hands a 3D printer! This was his passion project after work and he decided to spend his spare time to make something useful.
He had a demo presentation at ICodeFerence 2018 in Mokrin House, so we saw how the magic works from the first rows.
Just when we couldn’t be more proud of him, he made a little surprise for us - ICodeFactory logo in 3D shape!
For those who don’t know, ICodeFactory logo represents a factory of ideas from whose chimney comes out light bulb as an idea. Because of that, our colleague Bojan made an extra effort to blow our mind with surprise – he inserted a small lamp into the light bulb, so we really have “Eureka logo”.
Thank you, Bojan for this cute lamp. We like your curiosity, courage to try something new, attention to details and can’t wait to see your next mechanical project.
What is your passion project in free time?