Top five learning apps that will teach and train you right at home


  • Students are now moving to online learning platforms to learn new skills and technologies — thanks to live sessions and easy accessibility.
  • Overall, the user base of the online education industry is expected to hit 9.6 million by 2021, which was 1.6 million in 2016, as per a KPMG report.
  • These five learning apps to upskill in emerging technologies.
Traditional brick and mortar classrooms seem to have taken a backseat as students move to online learning platforms to learn new skills and technologies — thanks to live sessions and easy access.

Live classes enabled students to interact with co-learners and teachers along with instant resolution to queries.

Overall, the user base of the online education industry is expected to hit 9.6 million by 2021, which was 1.6 million in 2016, as per a KPMG report.

The scope of online training is not limited to school and competitive exam coaching either. It is also helping job seekers acquire new skills.

Here are the five learning apps to upskill in emerging technologies.

Byju’s

Byju’s is an educational learning app that allows children to learn in an engaging manner. Byju’s apps mostly targeted school kids across grades 4-12, it has now got younger children into its fold. For highschool students, the app coaches students across topics for Physics, Maths, Chemistry, and Biology in the form of learning modules and quizzes

Toppr

Toppr is an adaptive learning app for students in classes 5th to 12th — which enables learning via machine learning algorithms. It offers a personalised learning experience to evaluate students based on their strengths, weaknesses and learning aptitudes.

upGrad

upGrad offers courses for working professionals in emerging technologies like AI, data science, machine learning, and digital marketing among others. The learning platform is planning to bring college students and first time job seekers also into its fold.

Adda247

Adda247, which has the second largest number of paid users. The app provides learning and preparation on competitive exams — majorly for government jobs. This includes course modules for exams like IBPS, CTET, SSC, and other banking exams. It has mock tests, eBooks and video courses to facilitate learning.

Disney Byju’s Early Learn

This standalone app targets students from kindergarten to the third grade. The ‘Early Learn’ app features characters from Disney brands like — Toy Story, Cars and Frozen among others — for a blended learning experience. It also engages younger children with video-based tutorials. The app embeds rhymes, learning alphabets, numbers and other fun activities for kids.
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