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How to Get a Complete Self Education on Your Smartphone in 4 Ways Without Leaving Your Office

Updated on September 14, 2019

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. -Jim Rohn

Smartphones have revolutionised everything you do from shopping to learning. This isn’t a bad thing but great for the fact that you can do everything and anything at the convenient of your home or wherever you are. Basically your life is on that gadget.

Gaining knowledge has to be a foundation and pillar for you. You need to be learning to progress in life and contribute in society.

The first time you got your smartphone you had to learn to use it. Life is a learning process and these lessons are what will help you out.

There are various ways to learn using your smartphone but are you really utilising these ways. With technology come convenience, convenience brings the easiness of doing stuff.

A new study conducted by TRU states that more than 1 out of 3 middle school students report they are using smartphones (39%) and tablets (31%) to do homework. More than 1 in 4 students (26%) are using smartphones for their homework, weekly or more.

So let’s get to it then and explore one by one how you can achieve this


1. Awesome E-books.

You don’t have to carry bundles of books as you go about your everyday activities. E-books are easily accessible and all you need is smartphone and internet connectivity. You download it and within minutes you have an e-book to read on your smartphone.

The population of e-book readers is growing. In the past year, the number of those who read an e-book in the past year increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older in December 2011 to 23% in November 2012 according to Pew Research.

E-books are books that are in the internet space that aren’t hard copy. You don’t physically touch it but you can read it.

It is the same book that you left in the library or bookstore but it is online or on the cyberspace. The advantage here is that millions of people will have access to it due to the fact that it’s on the net.

That book in your local library will only be accessed and read by a few hundred people, but once it is turned into an e-book that is a whole different story.

There are so many e-books to read thanks to the internet and anyone can access them.

According to BookCave, at the end of 2016, e-books accounted for 23% of all books sold.

And the benefit you have is that your smartphone can be able to access these e-books so your knowledge will be expanded.

You can start your self education journey with these books by Felix Dennis or this one by Brian Tracy.


2. Amazing Articles

The internet has been the biggest contributors to enabling writers publish their content. The articles range from self-help to just general topic articles. This is a good thing and benefits you the reader because you get the best content.

With so many writers in the cyberspace each would be working tirelessly and hard to ensure that his material is worth it to the reader. Learning institutions are not left behind either with very many articles published from the institution. These articles are based on what the learner is learning or reading at that moment.

What you simply do is download the content. The smartphone has features that will enable you download and read this articles such as having programs or software such as quick office or any other similar software.

You definitely do not have to carry a bunch of papers or articles on your bag pack. Your phone has got you covered; this new technology eventually enhances your learning process.

There are articles for about everything you can think, from to how to have backyard chickens.


3.Wonderful Videos

From your social media sites to any other site you love visiting and browsing, videos are a new way of conversing and teaching something. You can download these videos if you wish to watch at a later date.

55% of people watch videos online everyday according to Digital Information World.

There are many video streaming services that enable videos to be played. For whatever skill you are trying to learn, watching a video is like having your teacher there teaching you physically.

79% of consumers would rather watch a video to learn about a product, than read text on a page. Also mobile video traffic accounted for 55% of total mobile data traffic in 2015. This will increase eleven fold to 75% by 2020.

The advantage is that making a video is so easy with the smartphone, you just click record and you have a video. For example, you’re learning about body language. What you’ll do is record yourself to see what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong.

You have a professional gamer who just record themselves playing games and the video gets 1 million+ views. They are videos for about everything.

You can learn a lot from a single video, therefore self education is in play here. Any problem you have there is usually a good video for it.


4. Unique Apps

With the smartphone revolution enters the app revolution.

It is the fact from Flurry 2015 report, 90% of users spend their time on mobile apps.

You can basically find an app on anything you want and wish. The beautiful thing is that those same apps can help you learn something new such as a language.

All you have got to do is search language apps and the choices will be limitless and all you’ve to do pick one or two if you like.

The next step is just to download it and start learning. Next time you think of downloading that game app, how about trying that language or meditation app.

With most apps self education is vital especially language apps. You’ll be educating yourself, no teachers but you and your smartphone.


Conclusion

Smartphones are great devices or gadgets that will definitely be part of the future, which have already revolutionised so many things in our day to day lives. But learning or gaining knowledge has to be the most exciting thing. Whatever skill you wish to learn you can learn it from an e-book, article, video or app.

You’re learning process has just been simplified. Do take advantage of it, it’s much easier to learn that skill.

Have you ever used these ways to learn using your smartphone? Do you have any other tools or ways that I haven’t mentioned?

Then do tell and share in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you. Also share this with your friends and family, sharing is caring.

As Seema Brain Openers states, "Self education is open to all but it is taken only by those who refuse to live a small and purposeless life.”


Talk soon.

-Michael Kamenya


Self education

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    • Michael Kamenya profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Kamenya 

      7 months ago from Nairobi

      I agree Robert, its better to have an ebook on your device. I actually have an ebook folder in my smartphone where I download them and read them anywhere anytime.

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      7 months ago

      It is convenient to simply download books rather than carrying them around or having them take up space in your house.

    • Michael Kamenya profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Kamenya 

      11 months ago from Nairobi

      Great and good for you Liz. Spread the message.

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      Liz Westwood 

      12 months ago from UK

      I am certainly using my smartphone more now than I was a few months ago.

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