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5 Ed Tech apps that every student should pursue for their exam preparation

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 23, 2019, 8:50 pm IST
Updated Jul 23, 2019, 8:50 pm IST
In this digital era, smartphone could well be your best tutor thanks to a plethora of education apps.
With the increasing stress of exams and parents worrying about extensive use of cellphones by their wards which may be distracting, edtech apps may make their use more productive.
 With the increasing stress of exams and parents worrying about extensive use of cellphones by their wards which may be distracting, edtech apps may make their use more productive.

In this digital era, smartphone could well be your best tutor thanks to a plethora of education apps. With the increasing stress of exams and parents worrying about extensive use of cellphones by their wards which may be distracting, edtech apps may make their use more productive. Some are providing online courses in various fields; some are providing career advice. While some are merging education with Virtual Reality to change how education is perceived in the country.

But the best relevance is witnessed when these apps contribute towards easing the exam preparation for the student. They have identified concept- clearing (24X7) as one of the most popular trends also catering to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.

 

With the upcoming technology many ed tech platforms offer Live streaming programs to simplify complex subjects. Others include gamification as a sort of incentive to get students hooked. And then there are apps that include peers and forums, where students can reach out to others and do group discussions or clear doubts online.

Gradeup: Gradeup is an exam preparation platform for competitive exams. Through its website and app, it helps more than 1.4 crore registered students across 2500 cities in the country to prepare actively for various exams & score better. It has been leveraging the latest technologies to fill the gaps in the current education system. Their online live classes have been a game changer. They offer a virtual classroom learning experience. It includes interactive live classes, mind maps, mock tests with live analysis, as well as 1-to-1 mentorship. These have proven to be more effective in driving student activity, with 4X higher engagement compared to recorded videos and lectures. This becomes a formidable model when it is combined with structured planning and methodology to offer a day-wise study plan.  

Unacademy: Using Unacademy thousands of students who have cracked toughest of examinations, improved their ability to speak and write better and increase their knowledge. In a span of 6 months, over 300,000 students have benefited from over 2,400 online lessons and specialized courses on cracking various competitive examinations, on this platform.

Toppr: Toppr is an after-school learning app on a mission to make learning personalised. It caters to the individual learning styles of candidates and provides the widest K12 syllabus coverage with 1 million course combinations. It currently has over 8 million students on its platform and helps them prepare for various school, board, and competitive exams. Along with free online classes, Toppr also offers free live classes for all students. Any student can download the app and attend these live classes to either learn about new concepts live or to clear their doubts and watch teachers answer them in real time. Toppr uploads a time table of their classes well in advance so that students can attend easily.

Adda247: Adda247 is an education-technology company in India, focused on helping every student access quality education and training to become capable of cracking the most intensive competitive examinations. The mobile app, which currently holds the position of being the second largest Ed-tech platform in terms of paid users. The company’s focus on leveraging an integrated cross-channel approach has helped Adda 247 emerge as the largest online player in the ed-tech segment and cement its position among the top 5 educational apps in India. The platform has left no stones unturned in creating a hi-tech avenue for enabling seamless delivery of educational content to its students and eventually endeavors to make quality education accessible to the last mile.

Vedantu: Vedantu is an online tutoring company. Its USP is its quality of teachers. It has some 500+ teachers who have taught more than 1 Million hours to 40,000+ students spread across 1000+ cities from 30+ countries. On Vedantu a teacher is able to give personalized teaching using two-way audio, video and whiteboarding tools where both teacher and student are able to see, hear, write and interact in real-time.

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