Education has come a long way now. Technology has changed so much in the last decade and education has jumped onto this bandwagon for the better. With the advent of smartphones and other portable devices, the traditional way of learning is seeing a huge shift in the way things are done. Now, there are hundreds of apps, which students can choose based on how they want to learn. We hear people talking about the pros and cons of using technology for education all the time now. At SectorQube, we believe, it is always good to make use of the advances we have made in technology in our learning process.
Earlier, learning was mostly done in schools and colleges and was expensive. Now, teachers are more of a facilitator than authoritarians are and students take active control in their self-development. The internet now has content on almost all possible subjects and is accessible to all. There is also a slew of apps also known as edutainment apps. They are, as if the word suggests, a mix of education, interaction, and fun which makes the process of learning interesting. High-speed internet, the rise of portable smart devices usage, and a vast improvement in the quality of animation and related media now help these apps help users learn through music, storytelling and moving pictures. It piques the curiosity of learners and keeps them engrossed in learning and at the same time, keep them safe from the dark areas of the internet.
Advantages of Education apps
If you thought educational apps meant accessing the traditional courses from a smart device, then you are wrong. It is much more than that. It helps users make use of modern technology to learn what interests them efficiently and easily. Below are some of the advantages of using technology in one’s learning process.
• Accessibility and Efficiency
Users can now access education apps from anywhere in the world at any time, provided they have access to the internet. (Some apps can be accessed offline also). These can now be accessible via any portable smart devices and not just desktop/ laptops. Education apps make use of microlearning and are mostly interactive to retain information faster. It is beneficial for everyone. Anybody who has a thirst for knowledge can now find content for the topics they are interested in and learn it at their own pace. Teachers can also teach from anywhere now with the help of virtual classrooms and platforms which support the same. This was not possible with the traditional learning process.
• Study material availability
Almost all of the education apps now have organized content curated for different topics and there will be an overview of what the lessons entail. Most of the syllabuses will have interactive learning using multimedia and active learning so that the content stimulates curiosity and users are engaged in the material. All the study materials are now available in one place and it can be accessed as per the users’ convenience. With the advent of AI, VR, and AR, it is now possible to make the learning process more interesting and interactive for users.
• Track progress
Most of the apps have a provision to track the progress one makes while learning from these education apps. This is quite helpful especially students who are preparing for competitive exams to help them understand what they should focus on to improve. Parents and teachers can also track the progress of their wards and help them improve.
Examples of popular learning apps in India
In a survey, it was found that almost 90% of Indians are willing to pay for learning apps. The highest concern was about the size of the apps. Below are some of the popular learning apps in India.
Byju’s is one of the most popular learning app amount students in India. They claim to have more than 16 million registered students on the platform. It offers comprehensive learning programs for Math and Science for school students and other competitive exams. Byju’s follows a premium model and the main product is a mobile app called BYJU’s – The learning app.
Duolingo is another popular learning app. A platform includes mobile apps and a website that helps users learn different languages. They follow a freemium model. This means that you can access the mobile apps and the website free of cost and their premium services for a small fee. It has roughly 300 million users around the world.
Learning is no longer a boring process that requires you to join a school or institution. It is now possible to learn anywhere, anytime if you have access to the internet. Even if you are way past the traditional age of learning or if you have a 9 to 5 job, you can now learn as much as you want at your own pace. You can access all the materials on interesting topics and also track your progress and make improvements wherever needed. Education/ learning apps have indeed proved to be the future of learning by helping us to develop ourselves in ways, which were not possible earlier.
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