Technology has intruded and transformed every sector to an extent that people see and do things easily and simple. Mobile devices are among the technological advancements that have made communication and learning simple. In today’s learning institutions, mobile devices are used by both teachers and pupils to store learning sources that aid in the simple and effective learning of students. Some of these devices even have teaching methodologies to make students grasp concepts easily and effectively. The device to use depends on the level of the learner and the purposes of using the device.
These Devices Prepare Students for the Future
Before the coming of these devices, people used to be given handouts that contain notes and other kind of information. It is during this period that prepared educators to equip students with resources for them to learn by themselves. Currently, the mobile devices that students are using are meant to prepare the learners for the future learning trends that are to come.
Eliminates the Boredom of Paperwork and Classwork
Before the coming of these devices, students used to read notes all around the clock. Notes were enriching, but not all of them had the capability of teaching students all the concepts in the appropriate way possible. Mobile devices can contain videos, animation videos and graphs to make people understand concepts easily. If you are bored with class paperwork, you can turn to videos, and watch so that you enhance your understanding. There are some lessons which are even recorded as videos to ensure that students listen and understand.
Mobile Devices Promote Research
Mobile devices are equipped with internet and students can research various topics that they have been taught. This will not only facilitate discovery of more things; it will increase the learning morale of the learners. Most students invent new things through reading extra materials apart from the ones they have been taught by the teacher. Through internet, they will be able to research a lot of things and dig more information.
Easy Storage, Easy Access of Materials
Unlike books that you need to carry only a few of them, these devices contain all kinds of materials. You can store learning materials of from pre-school to university level and still access them within the blink of an eye. Once you search a book, a page or any material, it will be availed to you in the blink of an eye. All you need to do is to ensure that you store the material inside the device. You can make several copies and store in other devices for purposes of security.
Besides the above importance, you will realize that mobile devices have up to date information which make learners to always be on the perfect track. They will learn current things and access trending information. You don’t need textbooks or hardcopy materials when have these devices because they can store everything you need to have for your learning. Even your class notes can be added to your device easily.
Technology has taken over several aspects of our lives. From security to health and also to education sector, the role of technology has been critical. The mobile devices are the easiest reference point when analyzing how technology has impacted the lives of people. This is because the mobile devices are rated as the most used tools in making use of the modern technology.
In education, the mobile devices play a critical role. The classroom lessons can be conducted through the mobile phones. This makes these devices the greatest contributors to the effect of technology in learning. So how have the mobile devices contributed to education sector?
The Mobile Devices Enable Inquiry-Based Learning
Through the mobile devices applications, students can be able to send inquiries to the instructors at any time from any location. This facilitation through the inquiries is what is called inquiry-based learning. You don’t have to be in class to send these inquiries to your teacher. Students can be able to send the inquiries to other students and learning communities too. The creation of student discussion groups in the yesteryears has been taken a notch higher through the applications. If you attended a boarding school in the years when we didn’t have the phones, you know how difficult it was to get a question answered over the holidays.
Therefore, you had to literally walk to another person’s home so that you can discuss this query and have an answer. Or basically, you had to wait for schools reopening to ask the tutor. However, with the student’s groups and online forums, you can be able to ask a question and get an answer almost immediately. This is the power of mobile devices in education and knowledge sharing.
Mobile Devices Enable Video Learning
This is another great addition to the education sector from the mobile devices. We have robust video applications that can be used to share knowledge between the learners and also the tutors to the learners. The E-learning is a reality as you can be able to log in to a live class session in the UK while you are in Malaysia. Therefore, the much-needed teacher-student interaction can be run through the video applications in the mobile devices. Google uses the Classroom application to teach the developers worldwide and their applications users. This is a good example of how the mobile devices help in sharing knowledge and bridging the gap between the knowledge tanks and the students.
Mobile Devices Have Enabled Re-inventing of Textbooks
You don’t have to purchase a physical textbook to read it. You can read the E-books. The downloadable versions of the E-book can be shared with the other readers too. This makes the books affordable, and therefore it is easy for the readers to get the essential knowledge. Readers can team up and purchase an E-book and share among themselves. This is possible even if they are oceans apart.
These are some of the advantages of the mobile devices in education. Therefore, the schools and colleges should be encouraged to invest more in the devices since they make learning easier and enjoyable not forgetting affordability.