The growth of mobile devices has changed the face of how we live. It is transforming how we communicate, socialise, play, shop and conduct business. It also presents us with amazing opportunities to redesign the way we educate. Following is a list of benefits that prove using mobile devices in education is corrected.
First of all, the mobile approach can encourage student engagement with the content. For example, students can answer polls, questions, and look up information during lectures. They can play related games which can boost their progress and interesting. Students would probably encounter a dynamic learning data which will change the tone of learning from academic to personal and playful means that soft skills training is becoming even more approaching.
Mobile devices have long battery life. For a long time, we have used portable computers – laptops or netbooks – to do almost everything possible including teaching and learning in education. However, their power system could only handle usage for three or four hours maximum before it required connection for electrical power supply. Mobile devices, on the other hand, can provide the same for 48 to 96 hours.
Mobile devices extremely portable. Smartphones weight a fraction of other devices, so students can carry them inside or outside a room without having to close and reopen the screen. They also have network connection available almost of the time in almost developed countries.
Mobile devices provide students convenient communication tool. Five or 10 years ago, video chat was used primarily for business purposes. Now, families Skype or FaceTime connects people around the world. When students communicate via video chat, they learn social skills and support language development.