Open-access educational apps

The LinkedIn article Education at All Ages might be of interest to some people. It’s focused on problems of low education and illiteracy in the United States, but the resources it’s talking about are freely available, so it fits here!

The ethos is explained towards the end, and it’s certainly in line with my own aims:

As VR and artificial intelligence converge with demonetized mobile connectivity, we are finally witnessing an era in which no one will be left behind.

Whether in pursuit of fundamental life skills, professional training, linguistic competence or specialized retooling, users of all ages, career paths, income brackets and goals are now encouraged to be students, no longer condemned to stagnancy.

Traditional constraints need no longer prevent non-native speakers from gaining an equal foothold, or specialists from pivoting into new professions, or low income parents from staking new career paths….

The article doesn’t give links to the actual software, which is a bit frustrating, but I managed to track down the following:

Rukuanyang: This is the People ForWords app, which is called Codex: Lost Worlds of Atlantis and runs on Android (which I don’t have, so I can’t comment on whether it’s any good or not!)

Learning Upgrade App: This runs on Apple IOS and Google Play. I downloaded it to my iPhone and found it’s easy to use, with a reasonably attractive interface.

Does anyone else have any favourite free educational apps they’d like to recommend?

Runs on Android, so I haven’t been able to test it yet, but looks like fun!

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