The 10 Best Educational Android Apps for Learning Courses
Thanks to how advanced the world is today, we can educate ourselves from the comfort of our sofas at home with our mobile phones and today, we will be counting down some of the highest rated Android apps you can install on your smartphone for educational purposes.
1. Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle is an online library giving users access to over 4 million books covering all aspects of the human discipline. It also features magazines, and journals – as well as an online shopping option for users interested in purchasing eBooks from the store. If you’re not sure you want to spend cash on any book yet you can preview it.
Amazon Kindle App comes with an inbuilt dictionary, synchronization across connected eBook devices and the option to borrow eBooks from online libraries.
The Coursera app was created to meet the high demand for easy access to online university courses. Imagine running an online course or specialization program on your Android device anytime, anywhere!
Coursera App gives you access to more than 1,000 courses and Specializations developed by 140+ of the best colleges and universities in the world. Advance your career or continue your education by mastering subjects ranging from Python programming and Data Science to Photography and Music.
Coursera’s simple and colorful UI makes it more interesting to operate. If you enjoy your private space as much as I do and would like to learn a variety of subjects from the comfort of your home then you get Coursera.
At the number 3 spot is an app that has stood out enough to win Google Play’s “Editor’s Choice” and “Best of the Best” awards for two consecutive years. It is free, fun to use, and tracks your progress with shiny achievements.
According to The Wall Street Journal, it is “Far and away the best language-learning app“. Apparently, 34 hours of Duolingo are equivalent to a semester of university-level education.
Duolingo provides language courses for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Esperanto, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Hebrew, Welsh, and English.
4. Khan Academy
Are you a parent looking for an app that your kids can learn with? You should check out Khan Academy. With Khan Academy, you can learn virtually anything for free complete with mobile study materials in the form of text documents, video explanations, and forums – coupled with the ability to sync your progress so that you can use the app while offline.
Khan academy is like a school in your Android device. Access over 40,000 interactive practice questions with quick navigation support and course materials that you can use while offline.
5. Google Play Books
Google Play Books app is not just an android educational software, it is a good companion. Google Play Books is designed for those who enjoy unlimited access to both audio-books and eBooks.
The Google Play Books app comes with a modern User Interface which allows users to preview books before purchasing them as well as night light settings to encourage night reading.
It also integrates with Google Drive so that users can sync and share their books to share online.
Lynda, unlike Coursera, gives users access to specific courses, providing users access to thousands of courses taught by industry experts.
Lynda covers a wide range of courses for various disciplines, not excluding courses in leadership skills, mobile app development, photography, graphic design, 3D animation, and audio editing. To mention a few.
If you want to learn about music and video production, graphic design, or any other industry-related course then install Lynda.
I remember what it felt like using Photomath for the first time. If only I Photomath while I was in junior school – the wonders I would have performed.
Photomath is an android mathematical app that excellently solves mathematical problems for you with step-by-step details. All you need to do is point your phone’s camera at the math problem.
Apart from a beautiful UI, Photomath features a camera calculator, handwriting recognition, detailed math problem instruction, smart calculator, and graphs.
8. SoloLearn: Learn to Code
SoloLearn has the largest collection of FREE code learning content, from beginner to pro! Choose from thousands of programming topics to learn coding concepts and brush up your programming knowledge.
SoloLearn is a career-specific android educational app and it has a large community of coders whom you can learn from or teach. It comes with fresh content daily, free 24-hour peer support, free knowledge sharing and a free mobile code editor.
Sololearn is featured on TechCrunch, Forbes, Lifehacker and more.
9. Udacity – Lifelong Learning
Udacity focuses on making users know what they need by prioritizing topics that they value the most to build their careers.
It is designed for lifelong learners across the globe who are empowering themselves through education. Use the Udacity app to fully manage your personalized learning experience by picking up courses prepared by industry experts as you learn on the go.
10. Medscape App
Medscape, like SoloLearn, is a specific android educational app and it is the most comprehensive free medical app for healthcare professionals.
The Medscape Android app provides users with fast access to the latest comprehensive drugs as well as detailed information on diseases and conditions together with their treatment guides and procedure references that can be used while offline.
It also features daily medical-related news, continuing medical education activities, physician, pharmacist and hospital directories. Medscape is so amazing that I think is a must-have for all healthcare and non-medical professionals. It is simple to operate and works on virtually all Android platforms.
Are there others you think should have made it to our top 10 list? Feel free to drop your suggestions in the discussion section below. And don’t forget to share with us how well any of the above apps have worked for you.