Education / Edtech Apps: A Reason To Pick Up The Phone This Exam Season

The Quint : Mar 04, 2019, 11:23 AM

Forget about looking for tutors for your kids. The smartphone could well be your child's best tutor thanks to a plethora of education apps. With the increasing stress of exams and parents worrying about extensive use of cellphones by their wards which may be distracting, edtech apps may make their use more productive. There are at least 10-12 popular edtech apps that have cropped up in India.

Forget about looking for tutors for your kids. The smartphone could well be your child's best tutor thanks to a plethora of education apps. With the increasing stress of exams and parents worrying about extensive use of cellphones by their wards which may be distracting, edtech apps may make their use more productive.

There are at least 10-12 popular edtech apps that have cropped up in India in the past few years. Some offer video programs to simplify complex subjects. Others include gamification as a sort of incentive to get students hooked. And then there are apps that include peers and forums, where students can reach out to others and do group discussions or clear doubts online.

Some of the apps like Byju's and Toppr focus on video and course curriculum, while another startup in this space, Edu-rev, is focussing on making it interactive while building a community, where students and tutors can interact with each other.