- Social learning network Brainly announced a new mobile app for iOS and Android Tuesday at SXSWedu.
- The new app streamlines its previous approach on mobile, focusing largely on the company's peer-to-peer homework help platform, allowing students to help one another on specific homework questions or search for similar questions.
- According to a release, the network currently has 13.5 million users and its app has seen over 4 million downloads globally.
In a way, this platform builds on the idea of student-directed learning that some educators are increasingly embracing. It's an interesting concept, considering that some students may be more comfortable asking questions of peers who already understand the material than they would asking them in front of the class.
Still, you have to wonder if, via a homework help platform, students are ultimately seeking only the answer and not the understanding of the material itself. How, and if, Brainly is able to quantify that would be interesting to see.