There is a common misconception that educational app development is done only aiming school and college students. But this is not in anyway near the truth.
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”
This famous quote by Albert Einstein hints to the fact that it is never too late to learn something that you are really interested in. With that view, many developers have endeavoured into educational app development for adults.
Here are 17 such awesome android educational apps.
1. Speed Anatomy
Speed Anatomy is a quiz app that helps you to build your knowledge about the anatomical structuring of human body in a quick and easy method. It helps you to learn and identify various body organs and systems such as the jejunum, hamstrings muscle, corpus callosum, scapula etc. along with its locations.
You can advance to higher levels by scoring points and get to more complex biological systems. This app is useful for anyone from medical students to surgeons. Since this app is simple to play, easy to understand, entertaining, and very educational, it can be used even by kids.
Want to know more about the events collected at the ATLAS(A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) particle detector, such as the W boson decay to an electron and a neutrino? Excited about what’s happening inside the LHC(Large Hadron Collider) at CERN, live? Then you have the right app for that.
LHSee can show you events occurred by the particles produced during the ATLAS experiments, as 3D wireframe schematics, based on the data taken by the ATLAS particle detector in real time.
You can explore into the world of fundamental physics and ponder about the nature and origin of the Universe, matter, time etc. Things that you can learn with this app includes identifying different types of collisions, working of the various particle detector parts, and the like.
Babbel is a totally fun way to learn a new language. Developed by a team of Europe’s best language experts, Babbel is available in a wide range of languages including German, Russian , French, Italian,Turkish, English, Spanish, and many more.
It offers self-paced courses and bite-sized lessons covering terms encountered from the situations in daily life, like the ones used during shopping, dining, travel, business etc. There is an additional speech recognition technology that aids you in learning pronunciation and a review manager to help you in memorizing words for a long term. Additionally, there is an option to sync all your progress from your free account.
4. Star Chart
Are you someone who like to gaze at stars, planets, and distant nebulas for hours and think how magnificent they are? Then you should get this app installed on your smartphone. Star Chart is a pocket sized astronomy educator and it will make sky watching a totally different experience for you.
Complete with beautiful illustrations, Star Chat will provide you very accurate information about the celestial body that you point your device to. It also uses GPS technology among others, to calculate the exact position of heavenly bodies that are visible from Earth in real time.
5. Perfect Ear 2
Perfect Ear 2 offers dozens of quizzes to train your ear on recognizing the different notes in music. You can also compose your own scales and chords by customizing the existing exercises.
Unlike Wikipedia that shows content from their databases alone, Wapedia is an app that pulls information from a range of wikis (Wictionary, Wookieepedia, Wikiquote etc.) including Wikipedia.
7. Amazon Kindle
This is a specific app for readers, which has millions of books within a single app. Whether you are a novel reader, magazine reader, or a newspaper reader, Kindle finds all ways to all your desires for reading. This app has a wide range of educational apps, different subject books, self-help books, etc. It even has an inbuilt dictionary that lets you look into the words that you went through while reading the ebook.
This is one of the best apps now, which makes free online courses much easier to learn. Coursera is integrated with the top universities all over the world to provide quality education for users. It is considered to be very interactive and the classes are followed according to schedules. This app brings around 600 courses within 20 subjects in almost 14 different languages. Both reading and video sections are available. Users can join in for any course and once completed, they get certification on the course. This app is available for both Android and iOS.
Any person who uses internet would be aware of this website and to make things easier, here is the mobile app version. Nevertheless, any information around the world can be found out here and with the latest updates or even the history. One of the greatest advantages of Wikipedia is that even users can give in their opinions regarding topics if you are registered to this site. If the points given are mandatory and valid, it will be updated to the Wikipedia page.
Lifelong Learning: This app is completely different from other apps as it features on on-demand courses, which you can register and get certification by yourself. It has online video tutorials and facility to read the contents. Out of the given courses, some are free and some needs to be paid to learn. One of the advantages of this app is that you can personalize your way of learning contents.
Online Courses: Almost 13 million students all over the world are learning new skills and mastering on different subjects through this app, which has over 40,000 plus courses and expert instructors. People who want to advance their career or have a new hobby can start relying on this app, which is like an online tutor. Anything like programming, courses related to maths etc. can be learned easily. This app is available in both iOS and Android.
This is kind of an interesting app that can answer any of your questions. If you have any queries regarding anything, you can post it on this app and answers will be given by known experts. Even you can answer for questions, which others have posted. On the whole, this is an app that can open up your mind to mind blowing concerns that you might not know.
This app initially acts as a gym from our brains. As our daily routines is getting more hectic, it’s quite essential to give relaxation to our brains. Elevate helps us to sharpen our skills and keep brain in an active state. This app includes puzzles, quiz and challenges, which keep users more focussed.
This is a language learning app that was introduced in 2014. It is a fun app, where you learn languages through mini-games. As you move further, the difficulty level of the games also increases. But even when learning gets tough, it keeps the fun element of learning stable throughout the learning period of the user. This is a completely free app and has over a dozen of languages that can be helpful for adults and also kids.
15. Khan Academy
This is an online learning app that focuses on teaching traditional subjects like maths, science, physics, economics, etc. The app provides access to about 10,000 videos with various lessons and courses. Users can use this app to learn new concepts or to refresh old stuffs. It’s said to be completely free and has no additional fee.
16. Solo Learn
This is known to be a developer in Google. The Solo Learn app consists of various languages that helps you in computer programming. This app supports programming languages such as C++, HTML and even specific programs like Python. Within this, each language has its own app and each app is completely free.
17. EdX Online Courses
This app contains a wide range of content on courses like Chemistry, Biology, Calculus, Computer Science, Programming like Scratch, C++, Java, Linux and Python. Lectures for each course can be downloaded according to needs or else can be watched online. The lectures given are from expert from world famous universities like MIT, Harvard University, Tsinghua University, UC Berkeley, Microsoft, Linux, The Smithsonian and many more.
Educational apps can be found useful for any person like a teacher, a physician, or a mere seeker of knowledge. It can be hoped that the field of education app development will witness more amazing apps that suits the purpose in future.