Udacity has launched a free iPhone app. Udacity had a foot in the iOS universe with its iPad-only app. You can now access 12 full courses and 26 free and ‘open’ courses on an iPhone’s smaller screen. With the iOS platforms covered, Udacity says it is working on an Android version now.
This is another sign that learning could benefit from byte-sized chunks on smartphones. It also makes sense to extend an app’s reach from the lesser numbers of iPad screens to the ubiquitous smartphones. Having the courses within reach helps every learner utilize little pockets of time when they are commuting or having any other kind of downtime.
To support mobile learning, Udacity has also introduced an Offline Mode in both of the iOS apps. You can download videos to your iPhone or iPad and learn from them without being connected to the Web. Come back online and continue with your progress. The app is also available in a number of languages — Japanese, German, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese Brazilian, Spanish and French.
Whether you are on a train for your morning commute, relaxing on the sofa or have unexpected down time between meetings, you can now take a Udacity course wherever it is convenient for you.
Download: Udacity for iPhone from the iTunes Store.
Coursera has the lead in mobile learning. It recently brought out Coursera for Android in the wake of its iOS debut last year. Codecademy also gives you a mobile learning option if you are interested in the basics of coding. If you have tried any of these or any other learning platform on your iPhone, you can tell us the benefits of learning on the go.