Khan Academy App for iPad Helps You Learn Just About Anything

Mar 12, 2012 - 6 Comments

Khan Academy

If you like free online learning tools, you’ll enjoy Khan Academy’s new iPad app. Khan Academy is a popular educational service that aims to offer a free world-class education to anyone by way of over 3,000 video courses. These videos and lectures cover everything from biology, chemistry, physics, humanities, world history, finance, programming, computer science fundamentals, K-12 mathematics, and much more.

All Khan Academy videos are hosted on YouTube, so why have a dedicated app? The apps primary benefit is each video becomes downloadable, allowing for offline viewing. Considering how easy it is for online distractions to interfere with learning, that’s a significant plus. Other perks to using the app are subtitles, a progress log, and soon the app will include exercises too. Other than the ugly pea-green interface elements (please, just make them gray), the app is quite nice and well worth the free download.

Khan Academy app is currently for iPad only, but if you like free education, don’t miss the official iTunes U app either, it works with iPad and iPhone and offers tons of coursework as well.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, News

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  1. James says:

    That green is hideous and distracting, what were they thinking?

  2. Khan says:

    It should be called the “Khaaaaaaaaaan!!!” app :-)

  3. Khanamuck says:

    Getting your stories from “60 Minutes”? At least acknowledge it!

  4. […] and Coursera looks to have a strong future. Hopefully they come out with an iPad app similar to Khan Academy for easier self-paced learning and for those who wish to follow along more […]

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