Ever since I worked for AppoLearning.com, I have kept an eye out for educational apps. Well I was recently introduced to a new one: Udacity and if you are into technology, you should take a look at this program.
Udacity is in the news again because they just launched their Android app; their iOS app has been out for some time.
All Udacity courses are now available on Android, in a classroom specifically built and optimized for touch screens Now, you can stream lectures wherever your Android device goes, and test yourself with quick and fun quizzes and you learn on the go.
Android variations in screen size is actually one of the big advantages that Android holds over Apple devices, one that gives Udacity students flexibility to access a larger classroom.
If a user wants a giant phone, they have a large selection to choose from. The Udacity Android classroom takes advantage of the entire real estate of the device.
Fast Loading Time
Mobile users (and lifelong learners!) demand efficiency. They want the fastest possible route to what they are looking for. Udacity has worked hard to ensure that the interface is responsive and that classroom content caches intelligently so that it’s readily available when you’re learning on the go.
More To Come: Offline Mode
Offline mode, a super popular feature on iOS, allows you to download videos so that you can learn wherever you go. They are in the process of bringing it to Android too.
A Udacity course is created to study at your own pace. They have released four new courses with Google experts on Android and Scalability so you canlearn what goes into a great Android app, and how to make your own Android app.
A quick note: Courses are $150/hr, though there is an option for free courses as well. More information on pay vs free: https://www.udacity.com/