What are the best apps for serious self learners?

asked by Anonymous
84 contributors
8 solutions
  1. 20

    #1Coursera

    Coursera

    Coursera is an online platform that allows you to study a wide array of subject areas to choose from. It also integrates courses from known universities such as Standford, Columbia, and Princeton.

    Websites

    Free

    Mariana Ríos
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "The Coursera app has been an indispensable tool for me in my search for online courses. As a self learner, Coursera is a one-stop hub to find courses of all types offered by leading educational institutions. "
  2. 15

    #2Khan Academy

    Khan Academy

    Khan Academy is an educational organization founded by Salman Khan. It offers learning resources available on the web and the mobile app. It features an interactive classroom blackboard teaching style with short quizzes and questions.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Emily Stewart
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "Great website for brushing up or learning a new skill. Easy to use and works on many different platforms."
  3. 15

    #3Udemy Online Courses

    Udemy Online Courses

    Udemy Online Courses is a free app for Android and iOS that joins the community of students to learn together tons of different courses, taught by instructors from all over the world.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lisa Gardner
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "This app would be great if it worked! It freezes every time I try to use it. I was looking at courses on photography but sometimes it just closes down and I have to reinstall it."
  1. 9

    #4edX

    edX
    edX is an online course provider designed to offer online versions of the courses offered by MIT and Harvard University. You can find video lessons, valid certifications, and many other features that will help you to bolster your credentials.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Rosario Salinas
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "If you want to just learn, this is great for introducing yourself to different subjects. You won't get credit obviously, and the certifications are not guaranteed but it is great for seeing whether you really want to take that class or not."
  2. 7

    #5Duolingo

    Duolingo

    With the Duolingo app, you can practice and improve your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing games at the same time. Just answer questions and complete lessons to improve both your vocabulary and grammar skills.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Jennifer Chen
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "The good part of this app is that it is free. The bad part is that with free, comes along compromise in which once again, the user must endure the bothersome ads that continue to pop up and force your attention to deal with. Other than that, this is a learning app which offers the user some valuable skill enhancement which makes it worth having."
  3. 6

    #6Daily Dose of Language

    Daily Dose of Language

    Daily Dose of Language is an app that lets you learn different languages with daily mini lessons. You will learn your target language in an easy way with native pronunciations, translations and explanations.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    David Webb
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "good for learning languages but nothing else"
  4. 3

    #7Memrise

    Memrise
    Memrise is a course site dedicated to help people learn languages and vocabulary quick and effectively. If offers an app for Android and iOS devices to allow you to follow the courses wherever you are.
    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Janet Sims
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "Love this app. Makes it great for learning on your own time and being able to easily pick up a few minutes here and there throughout your day. I use it all the time when waiting in line."
  5. 1

    #8Yousician

    Yousician
    Yousician is the personal music tutor for the digital age. Learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want. The app listens to you play the guitar and gives instant feedback on your accuracy and timing.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Evelyn Romero
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "Yousician is a great app for getting started on a musical learning experience. It is easy to navigate and get started quickly even for beginners."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for serious self learners
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CourseraWebsites 20 Free
2Khan AcademyApps 15 Free
3Udemy Online CoursesApps 15 Free
4edXApps 9 Free
5DuolingoApps 7 Free
6Daily Dose of LanguageApps 6 Free
7MemriseApps 3 Free
8YousicianApps 1 Free
Close

This action requires you to be logged in

Quickly sign in with your social media account:

What interests you most? (Select at least 3)

This will help us to keep things fresh and relevant!

Close

Now that you’ve found a solution...

Why not join our community of sharp minds and pro-active posters?

Be part of a rewarding interactive knowledge exchange!
Close

Join These Inquisitive Minds

Engage, learn and share with a friendly community versed in a massive range of trending topics.