As each day goes by, the innovations in technology are skyrocketing. Keeping tabs on what’s hip and happening in the tech world, is becoming harder and harder. New age technology is giving way to a lot of opportunities in the educational sector. With plenty of applications out in the market which blend serious learning with well-crafted production values and a sense of fun, children are encouraged to come fall in love with learning. Let us look at a few of the aspects of which we could say students should be introduced to mobile apps for a better learning experience.
- Accessibility: With almost every child having access to a smartphone nowadays, educational applications have taken the term, accessibility to information to a whole new level. Not having the need to carry around large textbooks anymore, children can learn any topic, be it a topic like Atomic Structure from anywhere in the world given that they have a smartphone and an internet connection.
- Content quality: Teachers in the past were restricted with their explanations of a topic to the 2D images that they had in the textbooks, and how much the child learned depended upon how effectively the teacher could convey the topic through to the child with her limited resources. The child again being restricted to his or her imagination to grasp what the teacher has conveyed. With mobile applications serving as a forefront of the digital world, children are given access to 3D video content which doesn’t leave much to the student’s imagination but gives the student a clear and visual idea on the topic as if it were in the real world. With subject specific like Physics, Chemistry and Maths apps being available, the amount of content available is insurmountable.
- Ability to Interact: Since the innovation of smartphones with touchscreen capabilities, applications are known to exploit this ability to keep children hooked onto the app with interactive ways so that they don’t get bored while learning. Not just interactive ways of learning but also interactive ways of testing a child’s abilities.
- Collaborability: With the internet bringing the whole world under one roof, communicating with people around the world has been made so much easier. Thus allowing children access to FAQs and blogs where they can get information on any topic. With a non-scolding source to answer their questions, children aren’t afraid to ask questions anymore.
As we have discussed, Mobile Apps are bringing to the forefront a more effective learning technique compared to our conventional textbook methods. Enabling the students to understand the topics better and enforcing them to ask more questions, mobile apps are in the initial stages of bringing forth a new era into the educational sector. Check out this YouTube channel to get an idea of how technology can offer a better way of learning –