Online learning platforms have not just been a necessity but a compulsion in this modern era. The recent corona-virus pandemic has just fueled its use even further and compelled the students to take the online route for their education. With this uprising, the competition of the platform providers has skyrocketed in the market. If you are on a dilemma where you can’t figure out the platform which suits the best for you, we have made the task easier and have listed the top 10 online platforms here listed for you!
*The ranking is done based on the number of subscribers, frequency of posts, payment method, price range, and content.
Kul Techno Lab and Research Center also known as Kullabs is composed of a group of young minds from diverse backgrounds who share the same dream of bridging the gap between education and technology. They want to provide a digital forum for both teachers and students that will encourage innovation and serve as a free source of information. This platform would allow each person to select how, when, and where they want to learn. They are trying to improve the education system and encourage people to be creative to use their skills in the real world. Via this platform, anybody can become an active learner at their speed, free of competition or time constraints. They invest in creating an education system that transcends financial, geographic, and other barriers. They have an offline portal included in the mobile application for grades 8 to 10.
Kullabs now has 1.6K YouTube subscribers and over 50K downloads in the Google Play store. Their website is currently operating, and regular updates can be found there. They collaborate with a variety of organizations, including the Center of Education, Edutech Nepal, Let's True, and even Wikipedia. Their apps and websites are easy to use, but there is no automated payment system available at this time; instead, one must visit their office and pay the fee in person. A student must pay the amount of Rs. 500 for their service, whereas a school must pay up to Rs. 5000.
Universal Thought Consult (UTC e-learning) is another online learning platform whose office is located at Putalisadak, Kathmandu. The goal of UTC e-learning is to direct the student's attention to a positive e-learning platform. Their foremost objective is towards improved self-efficiency and ability growth, to train the next generation of technically sound workforce, to improve soft skills and potential hard skills of students to cultivate their competence, to build an atmosphere that simulates real-life challenges and prepare them for advancement and achievement in the practical world.
They currently have over 10,000 students and regular online crash course sessions for students in grades 10 to 12. They also prepare students for the CMAT, KUMMAT, IELTS, and SAT. The price for the particular subject varies based on the difficulty level of the course, but the maximum they charge is Rs. 3000, and payment can be made through online banking.
Midas e-class is the pioneer in online learning culture based on the Nepali Government curriculum and aims to provide an interactive learning environment for young students. There are two editions available: a school edition and a student edition, which are aimed at school teachers and students, respectively. The course aims in changing and improving the traditional methodology of how teachers guide their students and the way students learn the course materials through the means of technology. According to Midas, the basic principle of the e-class is to provide a multi-sensory approach to learning by providing a learning process that revolves around experiences and hands-on activities as well as discussions, debates, and critical thinking.
Midas e-class allows students to use its resources offline also after the materials are downloaded. They have over 6.75 thousand YouTube subscribers, and their content updates are frequent. Students from Nursery to Grade 10 can take advantage of the available courses. They have both a website and an app available. It is a paid online learning platform where the payment options include online banking and E-Sewa.
Fuseclassroom is a product of Fusemachines Inc., which is a renowned AI application firm as well as an educational service provider. Fusemachines was founded by Mr. Sameer Maskey, Ph.D., with the intent to indulge the use of AI to approach education and make an innovative and productive educational environment for both teachers and students. The product was first introduced during the time of the coronavirus pandemic and has been able to partner with more than a dozen high schools and colleges in 4 different countries around the world. The product offers multiple features to make it more appealing to the students, offline videos, online exams as well as AI machine evaluations of every student's progress.
Available in both (IOS and Android) platforms, the application has amassed a huge number of students to use the product. The product provides service to a wide range of students ranging from (Primary school - College/University). The resources available on Fuse Classroom are accessible through an institutional approach and require certain payments to be done.
Neema Education Foundation (NEF) is a Nepali Ed-Tech startup founded in 2018 to digitize the current education system. It is composed of academics and educators with more than 30 years of experience in the Nepali educational field. Recognizing the need to improve Nepal's traditional learning methods, they collaborated with technology experts to develop this new Application software, which delivers groundbreaking learning solutions in a fun and engaging environment. To maintain an inclusive learning environment, it provides on-demand videos, textual descriptions, 3D simulations, game-based learning, and additional research content. The platform aims to close the gap between in-class learning and visual-knowledge-based learning by immersive and engaging multimedia content.
Neema Academy now has 336 YouTube subscribers and 4.5 ratings on the Google Play Store. The reading materials are often updated. They also collaborated with several organizations, including Genese Cloud Academy, Living with ICT, and Soch Ware. They currently offer reading and writing materials from Grades 1 to 10 focused on the Government curriculum. They are not free applications and charges a certain amount for the resources which can be paid through online payment systems.
My second teacher is a product recently launched in Nepal which is brought by Innovative Nepal Group (ING). Before being launched in Nepal, My Second Teacher was already a part of 18 different countries. The Product has been sky-rocketing with intentions to take over the online-learning platform in Nepal, being officially launched on 9th April 2021 for students all over the nation. It features Interactive videos and an artificial intelligence-based diagnostic report which provides information on the progress of every student, while also providing custom mock tests and offline videos. For now, there are only lessons for SEE grade students where few of the resources need in-product currency to unlock which can be done by using online payment channels such as ‘Khalti’.
Consistently updating its educational videos, it has also been able to amass 1.19 thousand subscribers on YouTube, while partnering with multiple organizations (‘Acer, Solex solutions, and others) to extend its reach throughout the nation. It is available in both (‘IOS and Android’) platforms.
Ramailo Padhai is an Android app for teachers and parents of students in grades 1 to 3, made with the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to help young students learn to read and enjoy various audio stories, poems, and pictorial PDF books in Nepali. The app also includes radio messages, radio jingles, and radio programs that highlight simple ways for teachers and parents to assist their students and children during the learning process. The best feature of this app is that the radio programs and radio messages are available in a variety of languages, including Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Maithili, Gurung, Lhowa, Dang Tharu, Rana Tharu, Bardiya-Kailali Tharu, Doteli, and Newari, allowing anyone to learn freely in their native tongue and for interested candidates to learn a new language.
The Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MoEST), and the Center for Education and Human Resource Development update this app regularly (CEHRD). The app is available for free in the Google Play store.
During the Covid 19 pandemic, students struggled to attend school across Nepal, so the government created an E-learning portal called ‘Sikai Chautari.' Learning resources are prepared for grades 1 to 10, including early grade reading. It is accessible in both English and Nepali language. As quickly as possible, the government intends to have +2 content and other higher-level faculties as well. The learning site includes topics such as Mathematics, Science, Health, and English. PDF books, audiobooks, and video demonstrations are all available via the website. The effort to introduce Sikai Chautari is a positive step forward in the digitization process by the government. If schools rely on E-learning, learning can be more beneficial in today's technological scenario, where everybody is progressing in that path.
On Google Play, the Sikai Chautari app has over 1000 downloads. The update on new content is frequent. It is free as it is a government-based online learning portal, and students do not need to pay any fees to learn through its app or website. In the Google Play store, this app has a ranking of 4.1. The site is designed in such a manner that end users can easily navigate the learning materials.
Open Learning Exchange Nepal (OLE Nepal) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving education quality and connectivity by incorporating technology into classrooms. Established in 2007, OLE Nepal has been a leader in the use of technology in classrooms, providing children with accessible and unrestricted access to quality education and creative learning environments. Their goal is to integrate technology into the teaching-learning process to increase educational outcomes and reduce differences in access to quality education through regional areas, school styles, and demographic groups. They have created two online learning entries called E- Path and E- Pustakalaya. E- Paath is outlined for students of grades 1 to 8 and has subjects based on the National Curriculum of Nepal and can run on any browser in both English and Nepali languages whereas E- Pustakalaya is a digital library that can be downloaded and utilized for free.
OLE Nepal currently has over 35K students and updates its applications regularly. OLE Nepal has collaborated with organizations such as US Aid, the Nepal Government, RTI International, the KDDI Foundation, among several others. They also offer teacher training programs in Nepal. It is a free online learning platform but interested people can give donations using various online payment channels such as digital wallets and bank transfers.
Deerwalk Group was founded in 2010 A.D. to expand the IT (Information and Technology) field throughout the nation. Deerwalk Learning Center is a non-profit initiative of the Deerwalk Group to provide free education to students ranging from Grade 4 to 11. Being a platform for online education approved by the government of Nepal, it provides lecture videos to the general public as per the syllabus provided by the Ministry of Education. Partnering with over half a dozen organizations (Chaudhary Group, Dish home, Net TV, EdTech Nepal, and others) to expand its reach to every single student in the country, DLC has been providing education to thousands of students every day.
It is available on multiple platforms (i.e., IOS, Android, YouTube). The DLC application also provides a feature to watch lecture videos offline so that the students can have the liberty to access the study materials anytime and anywhere. The initiative has gained numerous positive testimonials and has become even more driven to contribute on making education universally available, having all the latest updates possible with their service. Thus, securing the number 1 rank on the listing with all the profitless services that it provides.
Last updated on 2024-03-03