Smart devices like smartphones and tablets are touching a number of aspects of our life. Apart from simplifying various business procedures, these devices have provided us 24-hour of connectivity and can be used in sharing knowledge, data and information. With right apps, these smart devices can offer an matchless access to a number of knowledge sources; from cooking recipes to important educational materials offered by universities and schools.
A dedicated mobile application development helps people put the entire world in their radar to explore latest forums and places where educational materials are shared. Smart devices can offer limitless opportunities to educational bodies. These institutions can show their followers easier ways of learning and accessing instructions.
So smart devices, with dedicated mobile app development are certainly influencing various educational aspects and offering schools and colleges ways to evolve their learning practice, processes and programs. Education industry is too welcoming mobile based educational models.
A mobile application can help from toddlers exploring learning lessons while playing, tapping and swiping on devices to college-going students who want to do online surveys to conclude their projects, to working males & females who want a crash-course to learn new things to enhances their skills.
So we are talking about M-leaning where ‘m’ stands for mobile. With lowering costs of smartphones and tablets, the power of computing is now in every hand and thus education can too be made available in an easier mode which is absolutely not possible with a laptop or desktop computer. With these devices, learning on-the-go is now possible.
Learning is now possible anytime, anywhere
When following traditional methods of learning or education, it requires you to slice a special time slot from your routine. During this period, you generally put books on your table, take important notes from these books and then try to learn practices. You often use laptop or desktop to access information that can complete your project. But if you are travelling, you cannot manage all these stuffs; however a wireless device like smartphone or tablet can help you easily access educational content, take their notes and then learn them. With right sort of mobile apps, reading, writing, and storing educational materials on a device and accessing them without restrictions of time and place have become easier than ever before.
Removing the limits of age, gender and physically different-ability
Because children are now growing with touch screens, not only parents but grandparents are too showing interests in M-learning. A computer with keyboard, mouse, headphone and mike can be a complex device for middle-aged people but smart devices are rather easier. They can easily have a variety of communications through these devices, reach information sources and can also use social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Skype.
These devices can help such women who do not have permission to access schools and colleges due to their traditional and cultural practices. There are countries in the world in which women are not allowed to leave their homes to and attain education or go office. In this condition, M-leaning applications can let them learn quality education privately.
Same is now possible for those who are differently-able and cannot easily access education. They can now face challenge of attaining high quality education with mobile based educational systems.
M-learning isn’t a threat for traditional educational practices
But all efforts of bringing educational practices on mobile can go waste if these are not adopted by educational institutions. It’s not a challenge or threat to traditional modes of attaining education; instead it can go side by side with them to make education more convenient.
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