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Students who like to learn on the go will get a fillip with the launch of Khan Academy’s new app for iPhone and iPod Touch. Now, nearly 3500 videos, let’s call them micro-lectures, on video will be instantly accessible to students worldwide for free. The thousands of videos cover a wide variety of topics from K-12, humanities, and more advanced topics in math, finance, and economics.

The iPhone and iPod Touch app follows the release of the iPad app in March this year. The fresh app is slightly different from the iPad app as it only allows you to view the videos. With the iPad app, you can download a single video or an entire playlist and watch them offline. You can also read subtitles, and log your progress. The iPhone app is more for consumption rather than full interaction.

The videos are uniquely designed that make them easy to follow. They are completely free, so anyone from a student to a homemaker, or even a friendly alien can get in and study. Khan Academy has been at the forefront of free education for all, and with its hugely popular videos hosted on YouTube. The effort has been supported and endorsed by Google and charitable organizations like Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Source: Apple App Store via The Next Web

  1. Jagbir Sembhi
    November 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    but the video quality on iPod touch is bad

  2. saad ahmed
    November 28, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    welll this is the best indeed a great website for studying iam also happy that its a PAKISTANI website well if u tried this then you must have to be using teachertube.com

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      November 29, 2012 at 3:10 am

      Mr. Ahmed, Education is universal and not confined to countries. :) However, congratulations to Khan Academy for a great concept of making education reach a greater mass.

  3. jr
    November 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Online learning is becoming more accessible through websites such as Khan or MathTV.com

    • Saikat Basu
      November 28, 2012 at 9:07 am

      Thanks for the MathsTV link. I didn't know about that one.

  4. Ngan Tengyuen
    November 26, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Khan Academy is like the Wikipedia of Videos. This man is amazing, and Bill Gates who sponsored him is awesome too.

  5. Kelly Karpinski
    November 26, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Great update. Keep up the good work! Also, I agree with Rajaa Chowdhury even though I do not use Android.

  6. Gokul Raj
    November 26, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Expected it for long time. Thanks for the update !

  7. Rajaa Chowdhury
    November 26, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Where APPLE has the biggest free education portal in the world for all it’s device users known as the iTunesU (it is another thing that anyone can install iTunes, create an Apple ID and access this for free without having any Apple device whatsoever :P ), it is a bit surprising that Khan Academy is trying to push a similar platform on the aforesaid iOS devices. I think it would be a smarter move for them to evolve the Android platform more, as Android does not have anything similar to the iTunesU and Khan Academy can really take off better with the Android user vis-a-vis an iOS / Apple user.

    • Saikat Basu
      November 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      The decision also has to do with the consumers of that information. In the United States especially, iPads and iPhones dominate among the student community. The percentage is quite high, vis-a-vis Android tablets.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      November 27, 2012 at 3:38 am

      The world does not only comprise of the USA and OS does not only denote Apple platforms. Unfortunately, other countries and other platforms exist and thrive. There is no harm in concentrating on USA and Apple, but if you ignore the others, they will simply ignore back. Case in point, with Apple's high-nosed attitude, they have been beaten black and blue now by Samsung in practically every market except for a few countries with the SIII and NoteII vis-a-vis iPhone 4S & 5. So, my point is it is great that Khan Academy is evolving it's solution on iOS devices, but not even having an official app on the Android platform, is too much of high-handedness on their part as otherwise they can reach beyond a defined domain to reach other people, 'cause I personally feel Khan Academy is a great resource for students worldwide and not only confined to USA.

    • Saikat Basu
      November 27, 2012 at 5:26 am

      There are unofficial viewers for Khan Academy available on the Android market. Though, an official app would be nice. I am sure something must be in the works.

  8. NotoriousZeus
    November 26, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Thanks for the update ..It'll be so much easier now

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