BYJU’s is India’s largest Ed-tech company and the creator of India’s largest K-12 learning app offering highly adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs. Launching in 2015, it has over 5.5 million users and 250,000 annual paid subscribers. It is the first Asian company to receive an investment from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. www.byjus.com
Duolingo is known for its free, science -based language education platform selected by Apple as iPhone App of the Year, by Google as Best of the Best app for Android, and by TechCrunch as Best Education Startup. With over 150 million users, Duolingo is by far the most popular way to learn languages online. www.duolingo.com.
2016 Educational App Silver Winner
Memorang Inc., United States
Aiming to level the playing field in higher education, Memorang is a web and mobile learning platform that helps students master any topic through adaptive instruction, premium content, peer-to-peer learning, gamification, and deep personalization. After launching in 2014 Memorang has grown to over 100,000 students from over 200 countries who have uploaded 15 million facts and answered 50 million questions. www.memorangapp.com
2016 Educational App Bronze Winner
VoiceTube (REDIdea Co., Ltd., Taiwan)
This English learning platform has recently won the 2016 Facebook App of the Year award for empowering users to learn English using YouTube videos as natural teaching materials. VoiceTube provides over 20,000 translated subtitled videos, and has over 1.4 million registered users and 200,000 daily active users. www.voicetube.com
The World’s First Language Learning Accelerator: Voscreen is a language learning application that expedites language acquisition by delivering engaging video content. 100% free to use, it enables learners to improve their English in an entertaining and highly effective way. With over 1.3 million users across 74 different countries, Voscreen has already begun to revolutionise how English is learned and taught.
2015 Educational App Gold Winner
‘Multi-Platform English Learning With The Natural Method’ (ABA English)
American & British Academy – ABA English – is an online, mobile, and e-learning academy designed to teach English by adopting an approach based on natural method principles, which simulate the intuitive way in which languages are learned via total immersion.The course can be followed on computers and mobile devices via the app ‘Learn English with ABA English’. Full learning continuity is guaranteed regardless of the device used: a student can begin studying the course on a tablet in the morning, continue on a smartphone throughout the day and complete their day’s work on their home computer in the evening.
Currently the English course can be studied in seven languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and it will soon be available in Turkish and Chinese. Six English levels are provided, from Beginner to Business, encompassing A1-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Each of the 144 course units revolves around a short ﬁlm (ABA Film) with a modern real-life story which can be viewed with or without subtitles as many times as necessary. The lesson’s eminently practical exercises are all based on this ﬁ lm. The student progressively covers all four basic skills in their natural learning order: ﬁrst, listening and learning to speak and then learning to read and write. The grammar explanations, which are vital for consolidating learning, are covered towards the end of each unit.
2015 Educational App Silver Winner
2015 Educational App Bronze Winner