Educational apps are mostly games and classroom tools today. The largest student-oriented apps (Duolingo, Quizlet and PhotoMath) only serve a tiny part of students’ needs, leaving huge potential for new entrants.
“Today’s educational content is painful to consume on mobile devices… Most high quality educational sites (Khan Academy, CK-12, Coursera, etc.) weren’t created to answer specific questions, so they don’t show up in these search results,” writes Christopher Pedregal, founder of Socratic.org, on EdSurge.com.
- “Smartphones can give learners superpowers so they can learn more things, more deeply, on their own.”
- “If you’re building a social product, be thoughtful about whom students want to share with.”
- “It’s clear that there are billions of people around the world who want to learn, and smart phones could go a long way in making learning more accessible.”
- Google’s Primer app is a good example of an innovative app.
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