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Help Students Learn New Skills Using These Excellent Apps

September 25, 2015
Here is a collection of some useful iPad apps that provide access to a wealth of educational content. Students can use them to learn almost anything they want from photography to web-designing and quilt making. The content comes in the form of courses and video lessons covering a wide variety of topics  most of which are from leading universities. You can also use the in-app  search functionalities to search for specific content.

1- iTunes U

‘iTunes U provides everything an instructor needs to bring their classroom together on iPad — build lessons with apps and your own materials, collect and grade assignments from students, discuss one-to-one or in groups, and annotate PDF assignments. iTunes U is also still the place where anyone with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can learn from the world’s largest collection of free education content — including public courses and collections from leading schools, universities, museums and cultural institutions.’

2- Craftsy

‘Craftsy is the online creative community for learning, making and sharing. Craftsy is the best place to get better at what you love to do, with hundreds of online video classes in sewing, quilting, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, cake decorating, food and cooking, spinning, weaving, drawing, painting, photography, woodworking, gardening, jewelry making and paper crafts. Need supplies or a project kit to bring your creativity to life? You can find those on Craftsy, too!’

3- Coursera

‘Learn anything, anywhere with the Coursera App for iPhone and iPad. You’ll have access to courses on business, computer science, data science, the humanities, and more—all developed by top universities from around the world. Earn certificates for courses and projects created in collaboration with top employers, to teach the skills you need to succeed.’

4- Udemy Online Courses

‘Unleash your true potential with over 32,000 online courses, available at your fingertips. Choose from over 32,000 courses, on anything from programming and business, to yoga and photography.Udemy Students can enroll and take courses with a computer or mobile device. Each course is on-demand, includes lifetime access with no expirations, and can be downloaded for offline use.’