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IT, Programming and Developer Library

Learn, grow and cross skill in your preferred development language or technology. Subscribe today to access over 3,110+ digital assets.

Library Overview

The Open Colleges IT, Programming and Developer Library provides a way for you to improve your skills at your own pace and in your own time. This library contains over 3,110+ digital assets that enable you to develop a range of skills from Mobile Development through to HTML5, Java, Python, C+ and more. Assets include Video short courses, Audiobooks, and eBooks which not only focus on programming languages but also present topics such as Cloud Core, Software Testing and Secure Programming. 

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the IT, Programming and Development library which will help you evolve into a more proficient developer. Browse the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Gain niche skills and stand out by studying development skills for specific platforms such as Android Development, VMware and Windows Clients.  
  • Master development by studying a wide array of languages such as Java, Python and many more.
  • Expand your understanding of Dev Ops with newer technologies such as Google Cloud.
  • Improve your conceptual understanding with channels including Software Testing, Secure Programming and more.
  • 1,980+ technical eBooks that offer excellent value for money considering 1 single hard copy book usually retails for over $75. 

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

Included in this Library

  • 1,130+ Video Courses
  • 1,980+ eBooks
  • 3+ Audiobooks
3,110 + IT and Developer Assets*

Due to the incredible range of learning assets available in this library, this is the perfect tool for any developer or IT professional who wants to build on their existing skills. Whether you’re new to the field and want to build a core skill set to secure employment, or a current developer curious about other languages and technologies, there is sure to be something suitable within the channels found in this library. Users interested in this library may also be interested in our IT Certification Library.

Pay a one-time fee for access to a single library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the Library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.
  • What are Open Colleges Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
  • What happens when my subscription ends?

    Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
  • Are there any tests or exams on the Video Course content?

    While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
  • Can I call Open Colleges and buy a Learning Library subscription over the phone?

    Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 
  • What are the minimum desktop and mobile requirements to view and use the Learning Libraries?

    What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

    Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

    Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

    For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

    Operating systems and browsers

    Browser

    Windows 7SP1+

    Windows 8.1

    Windows 10

    MacOS 10.11+

    Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
    Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
    Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
    Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
    Safari       v10.1.x+

     

    Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

    Devices, operating systems, and browsers

    Device

    iOS 10.x

    iOS 11.x

    Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

    iPhone 5+ YES YES  
    Smartphones     YES
    iPad 4th Gen+
    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     

    iPad Mini 2+

    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

      Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     
  • Do all eBooks have a matching Audiobook counterpart?

    Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

    While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

  • Who is Skillsoft and who updates, creates and curates all the learning content?

    Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

    In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

  • Will I receive a certificate or statement of attainment when I complete video courses found within Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
  • How do I access the Learning Library I purchased?

    Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
  • Will I get access to new courses and assets during my subscription?

    Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
  • Why do some libraries cost more than others?

    Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
  • I notice some eBooks, Audiobooks and Video Courses are shared by multiple collections? Why is that? Which collection is right for me?

    Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.
  • Can I get support with courses and content when using my Library subscription?

    Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

    Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

  • What are the Terms and Conditions?

    You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
  • Is my subscription refundable?

    Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Library Overview

The Open Colleges IT, Programming and Developer Library provides a way for you to improve your skills at your own pace and in your own time. This library contains over 3,110+ digital assets that enable you to develop a range of skills from Mobile Development through to HTML5, Java, Python, C+ and more. Assets include Video short courses, Audiobooks, and eBooks which not only focus on programming languages but also present topics such as Cloud Core, Software Testing and Secure Programming. 

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the IT, Programming and Development library which will help you evolve into a more proficient developer. Browse the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Gain niche skills and stand out by studying development skills for specific platforms such as Android Development, VMware and Windows Clients.  
  • Master development by studying a wide array of languages such as Java, Python and many more.
  • Expand your understanding of Dev Ops with newer technologies such as Google Cloud.
  • Improve your conceptual understanding with channels including Software Testing, Secure Programming and more.
  • 1,980+ technical eBooks that offer excellent value for money considering 1 single hard copy book usually retails for over $75. 

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

How it works

Pay a one-time fee for access to a single library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the Library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.

Who's this for?

Due to the incredible range of learning assets available in this library, this is the perfect tool for any developer or IT professional who wants to build on their existing skills. Whether you’re new to the field and want to build a core skill set to secure employment, or a current developer curious about other languages and technologies, there is sure to be something suitable within the channels found in this library. Users interested in this library may also be interested in our IT Certification Library.

FAQs

Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 

What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

Operating systems and browsers

Browser

Windows 7SP1+

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

MacOS 10.11+

Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
Safari       v10.1.x+

 

Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

Devices, operating systems, and browsers

Device

iOS 10.x

iOS 11.x

Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

iPhone 5+ YES YES  
Smartphones     YES
iPad 4th Gen+
* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

iPad Mini 2+

* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

  Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.

Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Subscription Options

  • 12 months Best value $29.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $359.88
  • 6 months $39.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $239.94

Included in this Library

  • 1,130+ Video Courses
  • 1,980+ eBooks
  • 3+ Audiobooks
3,110 + IT and Developer Assets*

Regular Asset Updates

Assurance content is current with the latest industry practices.

Mobile App

Access learning anytime, anywhere with our mobile application.

Test Your Knowledge

Video courses contain quizzes to evaluate your competency.

Browse the 3,110 + IT and Developer Assets included in this library.*

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Siri, Speech Recognition, Search, & Proactive Suggestions

iOS 10 builds on iOS9 to expose more features and functionality that developers can use to create apps.... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Technology: iOS 10

iOS 7 Development Recipes: Problem-Solution Approach

Providing in-depth code samples and discussions for scenarios that developers face every day, this book is your reference and guid... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 8 hours 51 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Colin Francis,Hans-Eric Grönlund,Joseph Hoffman,Shawn Grimes

Learn SpriteBuilder for iOS Game Development

SpriteBuilder is the fun and versatile game development environment that is a natural successor to Cocos2D, Cocos3D, and Chipmunk2... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 7 hours 28 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Steffen Itterheim

Learn Lua for iOS Game Development

If you're an aspiring or current iOS developer and need to know Lua, this practical guide walks you through the basics, then shows... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 5 hours 03 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Jayant Varma

Getting Started with Xcode & iOS

iOS 12 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. Discover how to install and use Xcode to create iOS projects, the... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 47 minutes
  • Level: Intermediate

Working With Data & Gestures

iOS 12 apps often need to manage data and touch-based user interaction.... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 54 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: iOS 12

Learn Apple HomeKit on iOS: A Home Automation Guide for Developers, Designers, and Homeowners

Explaining the HomeKit platform structure and how it supports devices, both existing and planned, this book provides a thorough gr... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Jesse Feiler

Beginning iOS 7 Development: Exploring the iOS SDK

Assuming only a minimal working knowledge of Objective-C, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, this definitive guide t... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 11 hours 12 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: David Mark,Fredrik Olsson,Jack Nutting,Jeff LaMarche

Learn Sprite Kit for iOS Game Development

To help you in learning how to use all these cool features of Sprite Kit, you'll follow along as the authors build a complete 2D g... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 2 hours 43 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Leland Long

Program the Internet of Things with Swift for iOS

With each chapter framed within a working project, allowing you to use the sample code directly in your apps, this book is a detai... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 6 hours 02 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Ahmed Bakir,Gheorghe Chesler,Manny de la Torriente

Beginning iPhone Development with Swift: Exploring the iOS SDK

Assuming little or no working knowledge of the new Swift programming language, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, th... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: David Mark,Fredrik Olsson,Jack Nutting,Jeff LaMarche,Kim Topley

App Development Recipes for iOS and watchOS

Exploring the technical side of app development, this book includes tips and tricks to avoid those little things that become big f... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 7 hours 37 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Molly K. Maskrey

Responders, Delegates, Playgrounds, & Projects

The MVC design pattern is core to an iOS application. Explore responders, delegates, playgrounds, and projects, and how to build a... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 52 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: iOS 10

Developing Basic Apps

Apple watches allow the wearer to integrate rich applications into their everyday life. Learn the basics of writing an Apple watch... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 59 minutes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Technology: iOS SDK 8.3

Beginning iPhone Development with Swift 3: Exploring the iOS SDK, Third Edition

Assuming little or no working knowledge of the Swift programming language, and written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style, this p... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 13 hours 31 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: David Mark,Fredrik Olsson,Jeff LaMarche,Kim Topley,Molly Maskrey

*Note - Assets are added and removed on a daily basis. The contents of your library may differ slightly to what is represented above. Usually your library will contain more assets than what is represented in the channels above.

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