In December last year, Coursera promised that an official Android version would follow the then-launched iOS app. The native app for Android now makes its debut. Coursera on your mobile expands the reach for the worldwide MOOC platform, and gives you another option to learn on the go. Download it from the Google Play Store. It is still not available worldwide, but should roll out soon.
The Coursera Android app – just like its iOS counterpart – helps you learn, search, pick, and enroll for any of the 600-odd courses available on the platform in 20 subject areas, from mathematics to music to medicine. Just to remind you, Coursera brings top-class lectures from institutes like Yale and Stanford within the touching distance of a click for free. These big names are part of the 108 global institutes you can choose from. The 12 languages supported by the Android app is part of the platform’s global footprint.
The app has a download manager that helps you download lectures for offline viewing. Of course, you can also stream them online. The mobile app is also handy for keeping yourself informed about the introduction of any new course. While you might prefer the larger screen experience of your desktop for concentrated study, the mobile app is useful for learning around a busy schedule. As Coursera says — watch short, modular lectures during your train ride, coffee break, or any other downtime in your day.
Are you always looking to improve yourself with tools like Coursera? Tell us if you like the idea of your smartphone as a learning companion.
Source: Android Police