Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have exploded in number and popularity in recent years. And thanks to the tech trend of pushing everything mobile, MOOCs have arrived on smartphones and tablets of all kinds. You can watch video lectures, take quizzes, and even write and submit essays.
One app highlighted in a recent New York Times column is Coursera, which you can download here (iOS) or here (Android) for free. The app has a built-in list of hundreds of courses from institutions all across the country, each with an introductory video that details the content of the course and the workload.
Another popular educational app is Khan Academy (iOS) (Android) (Windows Phone). Taking courses through this app is apparently a little less structured or formal than Coursera, but it gets the job done.
If you’re interested in taking courses on your mobile devices, you can get more information here.