April 22, 2014
looking for some opportunities to expand your knowledge and grow professionally? The two apps below are some you should definitely consider checking. Both of these apps grants you free access to courses and educational content from the world’s leading universities.
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. This is how it works :
- Choose from 400+ courses created by the world’s top educational institutions.
- Watch short video lectures, take interactive quizzes, complete peer graded assessments, and connect with classmates and teachers.
- Finish your class and receive recognition for your accomplishment.
The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Here are some of the features iTunesU offers to its users:
- Free courses in a wide array of subjects
- Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools
- See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them
- Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app
- Take course notes in class, or while playing audio or video lectures inside of iTunes U
- Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and iBooks textbooks
- Share your favorite courses with friends using Twitter, Facebook, Mail, and Messages
- The world’s largest catalog of free education content
- Choose from more than 750,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology
- Browse collections from education and cultural institutions in 30 countries — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, LaTrobe University, University of Tokyo, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress