The current problem with Learning Apps – Toddlers don’t have iPhones
I spent a lot of time this weekend looking through the Education category of Google Play looking at apps that help you learn things. I saw pages and pages of Pandas, Kittens, and Bubbles. Learning Apps on mobile are, apparently, intended for children only.
But the reality of education is . . . everyone needs it and they never stop.
Overpass makes a lot of Education Apps. There are apps for learning foreign languages, or to learn how to type, or to learn how to speed read. Sure, there is the Bubble Bath series for kids, but also the Secret Agent series for grown ups. I truly believe that we must never stop learning new skills.
The problem I see with most educational software, and educational games especially, is that they focus on learning first and fun second. There are, to my knowledge, no truly fun education games. The education kind of ruins it. This needs to change.
Learning Apps should not be “apps that you hand your kids during car journeys”– they should be something that improves the human condition. They should be something that helps us become better with each passing day. They should be something that makes us super human.