Students of today have it very different from their counterparts from a few decades ago. The main reason: Internet and all the things that come with it.
With the internet, the students have a plethora of information just a few clicks away. Latest studies carried out by Essay-on-time say that nearly 40% of the world population has access to internet. That number was only 1% in 1995. In US, the same number is close to 90%. This gives us a clear picture of the information sharing potential the country possesses.
With the later onset of mobile phones, which have penetrated even deeper into the fabric of society, the large amount of information can now be accessed anytime from anywhere. This opens up learning opportunities that never existed a few decades ago.
Social Media has, above all else, has created a mindset of sharing information among the youth of today. Top universities like MIT have created an open courseware free of cost to anyone who is interested in knowing the contents of many of their courses. This open courseware even consists of lecture videos of the actual classroom teaching. This allows students to get access to MIT classroom teaching while sitting in any part of the world, breaking the barriers of distance, affordability, time and convenience.
With the help of mobile applications the learning process not only becomes more widespread but also very entertaining. In this article we will go through a list of mobile applications essential for students in managing time, being more efficient and growing as an individual.
Coursera is an online education website that partners with many top colleges in the US. These colleges offer curriculum and study materials. Choose from a variety of courses from many different categories of topics. What’s more, you get a completion certificate at the end of each course.
This app allows users to read, organize and share content from their favorite websites. Ever since Google Reader was discontinued in 2013, Feedly has been a popular choice by students with school related web research. Teachers can also utilize Feedly’s Shared Collections to share with their students.
In the day and age where a student has to remember many passwords and take care of various cards, Dashlane allows students to keep their passwords, credit card details and other virtual identities safely with the use of advanced encryption.
If you’re the student who wants to pick up a foreign language or two Duolingo is the app for you. It will help you learn popular and common words, get ready for tests, and even complete tasks to improve your grasp at the language.
Brain In Hand
This app allows autistic students who find it difficult to cope with social interactions, manage time or deal with problems in academics. The students get personalized support and a platform to share information with carers and parents. Currently available only in the UK, the app is gaining quick popularity.
My personal favorite, Quora is the go to website for any and every question a student could have. It is a community driven forum where you can ask and answer questions based on your topics of preference. You can even follow your friends and see the questions they have asked or answered.