12 best Learning ApplicationsGo Back
- Posted by Sasha
We are living in the world, where possessing information is crucial to stay relevant and up-dated. It is very important to master new skills or to improve those you already have. That is why education has gone beyond colleges and training classes, which are not always available in your area.
Having all the necessary sources and materials on your fingertips is the trend of latest years and only lazy ones don’t have at least several apps on their smartphones.
However, not every educational app is useful, as many of them give unreliable or outdated information. Some of them simply want to trick money out of you or are snowed with ads and commercials.
There are applications for high school or college students, for those, who are willing to learn a completely new subject and for those, who need to get new information in their field. It doesn’t matter what your goal is: there is always an app, ready to help you learn!
What can be more convenient than to study a foreign language or to read a fresh article, while driving to work or waiting in a line?
We have created a list of the best applications, which will help you to learn and improve skills with ease.
It is difficult to find a person, who has never heard of Lynda, a learning app, created by Lynda Weinman. It is quite similar to apps, like Udemy or Coursera, although it has a more profound focus on specific skills and subjects.
Lynda provides multiple courses, which are directly related to work. For example:
- Mastering Microsoft office;
- Learning programming languages;
- Creating a website;
- Making video clips and much more.
There is a range of free courses but you will need to subscribe and make a monthly payment of $25 or $240 for a year. However, it is still much cheaper than paying a tuition fee at college.
If you are a fan of traditional books but don’t want to buy their paper versions, you can create an Amazon Kindle account. It has an outstanding amount of learning materials, like journals, articles and books on any possible topic. With this service, you can learn languages, write a book or master the basics of economy.
The best part of Amazon Kindle is that it doesn’t have any limitations to the size of stored information and their books are much cheaper than their paper versions.
If you are not an Amazon fan, you can use analogues, provided by Nook or Google Play.
Coursera can be called a college of the future, as it helps users from all parts of the word to join a virtual class and study one of thousands subjects. You can improve your skills in science or learn about Ancient Greece by watching lectures, completing homework and reading relevant materials.
Coursera also provides ‘graduates’ with certificates and it can be a great addition to your resume. Some courses have a fee, while others are free of any charges.
The only flaw of this app is that it can be quite slow at a time. This is explained by a huge amount of users, willing to get education from their homes.
Almost every person is willing to master a second or even a third language. However, the older we get, the more difficult it is to find time and energy to attend classes several times a week or spending hours at home, learning new words.
Duolingo is a great option for those, who are only getting started or simply want to polish their skills. In addition, it is a great online translator for texts and web pages. Just choose a language and the app will do the translation for you.
If you like getting new skills in a format of a specific course, you should pay attention to Udemy. It has courses on all sorts of various matters, including operating systems, computer programs, learning languages, cooking, mastering history and so on.
The educational process is based on video courses with examples, homework and various useful materials. Some lectures are free but if you want to dive deeper in the subject, you will need to pay.
Modern world is all about information technologies, so more and more developers enter the market. It is a highly demanding field and you need to be a real professional to obtain a job or simply to put your idea into code.
SoloLearn is an app, which helps to learn programming languages, like HTML, C++, Java and even Python. It is absolutely free of charge, so you can get a new occupation without making any loans.
If you want to increase the speed of learning new information, you can use Brainscape and their flash cards. You will need to repeat various concepts, completing different tasks and quizzes. You can even create your own flash cards and use those, which were made by other users. You will need to pay $10/month or $36/year. You may even pay $80 and get a lifetime membership.
Udacity is an app for users, who are ready to spend money in order to get high quality education on skills, which are demanded by most of the qualifications. At Udacity you can study programming and app development, master computer and much more.
Their qualification and popularity continues increasing due to the fact that big companies, like Google, host various courses on Udacity platforms.
We all know how expensive it is to get higher education, so Khan Academy decided to make professional courses affordable to every student. It has over 4 000 videos on all possible topics, including art, literature and science. You can follow your progress, increase difficulty levels and unlock additional features.
If you have always dreamed of a higher education and a college degree but didn’t have enough time or money, EdX is a great option. It gives anyone a chance to attend online lectures, complete homework and download study materials without actually going to college.
However, to get extra features or to obtain a certificate, you will need to pay a certain fee.
If you want to contribute to the study process or help others to get new information, you can use StudyBlue. Here you can create your own guides, quizzes and flashcards. By sharing your files or downloading ready ones, you can get access to the latest information and data.
You will earn points, promoting your account or will simply get information you need for your studies.
Photomath is an app for those, who want to improve their mathematical skills. You simply need to write an equation and use your camera. The app will read it and give you the answer with all the explanations and notes.
This means that you won’t only receive an answer but will also learn the topic. If you want to get maximum assistance, you can buy a ‘pro’ version and get access to all the features and materials they have in store.