Education creates the pathway to a smarter living. It holds the potential to completely change one’s thinking, aiding a better future and smarter personal and professional choices.
According to UNESCO, the global literacy rate for demographic aged 15 and above is 86.3%, for male demographic it is 90.0% and for female demographic it is 82.7%. Despite many efforts, there are still approximately 750 million illiterate adults, two-thirds of whom are women. The reasons behind it may include minimal resources for teaching, low accessibility to schools/teachers in remote areas, low-income, discrimination etc. Technology has brought forward many ideas to minimize illiteracy rates, one of them being the use of mobile applications.
Here are 7 free mobile apps which can help bridge the gap towards quality education for all .
Khan Academy is a mobile app that provides free tutorials on different topics in the form of videos.
This app is designed in such a way that people belonging to any age group can return to the classroom and learn anything from this platform. It provides all materials and resources, absolutely free of cost.
Brainly claims to be the largest social learning app in the world through which anyone can share and gain knowledge by posting questions or answering questions raised by other users.
It has 60 million study partners who help users in different subjects and 80 million students who trust and use this app. People can shoot questions, search for answers, prepare for exams, essays and do research on various topics through this app.
Stepik is a platform that provides free online courses related to computer science and technology.
The app provides courses on data structures, python programming, statistics and many other useful skills
Eckovation app is a fast free learning platform where students, teachers and parents can get connected from anywhere and at any time.
It consists of over one thousand educators, over five thousand learning groups and more than seven lakh learners. Its focus is mainly on three categories:
School Curriculum (I-X classes)
Competitive Exams (JEE, NEET, GATE, UPSC etc)
Professional Skill Certification Programs (C, C++, Java, Python, Robotics, Big Data, Matlab etc).
ExamFear is a platform that provides free education, helping users in exam preparation.
The app provides video classes with clear concepts and tricks in Physics, Mathematics, Biology & Chemistry subjects for classes 6 to 12.
Government Exam Book is an online application which provides information on government exams and job vacancies. It offers:
Government Jobs alerts
Current Affairs about India
Important Days & Dates
Calculator (For Sums calculation)
English to Hindi Dictionary
Online Book Purchase (Govt. Study Material) etc.
UPSC IAS is an app aimed at helping students who are preparing for UPSC exams. It provides study material, syllabus, practice quizzes, video lectures, mock tests, previous year questions with solutions, free video lectures, NCERT textbook quizzes, daily insights, test series shortcuts and tricks (including math tricks and shortcut tricks) for the preparation of IAS, IRS, IFS, IPS.