The advantage of any smartphone is that you have with you everywhere you go. This makes learning on the iPhone easy and convenient. If you’re the happy owner of the iPhone, you surely should read this article.
Why? It will present to you excellent possibilities for your self-development with the help of your mobile phone.
Thus, everyone has some spare time after work, on the bus, at a coffee shop, at the queue, waiting for something or someone, or anywhere, you can use these apps to learn something new.
It’s a better version of Digg. It filters out the spam and conversations on your Facebook and Twitter stream, only showing the interesting articles that people in your social networks are sharing. You get to choose which interesting people, fascinating websites, and fun, educational resources you want to see based on the people and websites you follow and Smartr does its job by filtering out all the noise.
2. MIT Open Courseware
Watch free video lectures from the massive library of MIT’s Open Courseware. Basically, you can watch the lectures from almost any course offered at highly-regarded MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Take notes on your iPhone while you watch the videos, interact with your Facebook friends through the app, ask questions in discussion forums and see how other people rate the lectures to easily find the most interesting content.
3. TED Mobile
Watch the latest TED Talks and access the library of TED talks from other years. If you’re not familiar with TED, it stands for Technology, Education, and Design. The annual TED Conference in Monterrey, California attracts the brightest minds in these fields to give short, engaging 20 minutes talks about their expertise.
4. Fotopedia Heritage
Fotopedia makes history fascinating. Browse over 25,000 awe-inspiring photographs and over 3,000 places listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It covers ancient temples, national parks, mountains, and lakes, everything from the Taj Mahal to the Grand Canyon and the Canadian Rockies. Fotopedia has some of the most incredible photographs you’ll ever see.
One of the leading online destinations for intelligent video programs on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world, now has an app. Watch live events, lectures, and debates. In fact, FORA.tv has gathered the web’s largest collection of unmediated video drawn from top conferences, universities, and public forums.
6. The Louvre
The official app for the Musée du Louvre in Paris, France. Take a virtual tour of the world’s largest museum, which houses over 35,00- works of art in a historic palace.
7. Open Culture
This app gives you mobile access to Open Culture’s education audio and video collections. Browse free audio books, video records of concerts, university courses, foreign language lessons, educational podcasts, and the daily blog posts from their website.
8. Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy
Ancient mystics, philosopher, and prophets all studied the heavens to understand existence and find inspiration so why can’t you? Pocket Universe makes exploring the heavens fun and easy. It’s worth the $2.99 price.
9. Wiki Mobile
An optimized Wikipedia experience for your iPhone. Easily research and find articles about just about any topic under the sun. It’s library of knowledge from the world’s largest encyclopedia in your pocket.
10. Khan Academy
Learn about anything you want with the Khan Academy’s app. Choose from over a 1000 videos covering finance, biology, algebra and all your other favorite subjects. The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high-quality education to anyone, anywhere.