Role of Mobile Apps in Education
- August 11, 2016
- Posted by: iNurture
- Category: Blogs
Mobile devices are an essential part of our daily life today. The introduction of new technology in almost any domain also significantly affects education. As for the smart-phones, there has been a radical explosion which has comprehensively revolutionized the mobile media platform and changed communication. Mobile app development firms are booming and their services are catering to increasingly larger set of audience by the day.
It is not incorrect to state that the first technology was developed precisely to meet the educational needs. The introduction of these high profile gadgets has already led to the integration of the books in the classroom with gadgets in hand. It stimulates the ‘Learning Study’ from vocabulary learning to literacy skills. There is anincredible amount of apps which draw the student’s interest and at the similar time facilitates ground-breaking work and build on comprehensive knowledge. Besides this, considering it’s an indirect way of contributing, learning is likely to happen via games, quiz, videos, role playing app and much more. Thus, other than gaming and social networking, educational apps are the increasing interest of the users. And there are studies and evidences to show that there is a momentous learning from these well designed educational apps.
Computers are in utilization since many decades as an innovative means of teaching and learning. This has led to the advent of portable computing powers in the form of laptops, tablets and notebooks. As per the carried out researches, it was found out that younger people use smart-phones with emphasis on iPhone and iTouch apps. Apple too has widely contributed through its iBook Textbook. This boosts literal skills, scientific inquiry and content development. Hence, learning becomes active and productive. It has rightly been termed as ‘Learning with Technology’.
Applications, catering to all fields, helps in augmenting one’s sense of individualism, intellect and power, all in one’s palm. They have efficaciously created huge exposure to the various facets of consumers, particularly youth. Learning with mobile apps has made this generation more interactive and spontaneous. To solve any doubts or queries, these devices have been tremendously helpful to one and all. These apps are meant to guide the youth through the process of asking queries and learning in much the same mode as a tutor would. It serves as the capacity to allow the user to analyze and have a thorough knowledge of a specific topic. This matter and video learning have engaged the younger generations in enhancing communication, critical thinking, problem solving, technological and literary skills. This form of learning has produced excitement for learning with an increased sense of self-confidence, pride in their abilities and hope for a spectacular future. Thus, this brings in a creative sureness in the youth. Harmonizing with all the facts, it must be remembered that it is very essential to optimize the student’s time with mobile devices and other activities must not be ignored for as these are a mere auxiliary tool. Students must be bounded with high quality educational resources.
To sum it up, we can rightly say that technology enhanced learning has become an integral part of learning and teaching in higher education and other aspects of gaining knowledge. The expanding app environment has made the users more responsive, more rapidly.
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