Nowadays, as per the ongoing current trend, mobile devices have emerged as an integral part of our daily life. With the introduction of every new technology, including computers and smart-phones, educators have been realizing and acknowledging its true importance and value. They are aptly perceived as productivity tools. As for the Smart-phones, there has been a drastic explosion which has extensively revolutionized the mobile media platform and changed the communication and innovative patterns. The mobile app development companies are in a boom for their services they have been successfully catering to a large audience.
It is not false to state that the first technology was developed specifically to meet the educational needs. The introduction of these high profile devices has already led to the integration of the books in the classroom with devices in hand. It stimulates the ‘Learning Study’ from vocabulary learning to literacy skills. There is a tremendous amount of apps which draw the child’s interest and at the same time facilitates innovative work and build on comprehensive knowledge. Besides this, considering its 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 rising interest of the users. And there are studies and evidences to show that there is a significant learning from these well designed educational apps.
Computers, as we have been familiar with, is in use since ages as an innovative means of teaching and learning in the educational process. This has lead to the emergence of portable computing powers in the form of laptops, tablets and notebooks. As per the carried out researches, it was found out that younger children use smart-phones with the focus 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 constructive. It has rightly been termed as ‘Learning with Technology’.
Applications, catering to all fields, helps in enhancing one’s sense of individualism, intellect and power, all in one’s palm. They have successfully created huge exposure to the various facets of consumers, especially youth. Learning with mobile apps has made this generation more interactive and spontaneous. To solve any doubts or queries, these devices have been extremely helpful to one and all. These apps are meant to guide the youth through the process of asking questions and learning in much the same way as a tutor would. It serves as the capacity to allow the user to analyze and have a thorough knowledge of a particular topic. This matter and video learning have engaged the children in improving communication, critical thinking, problem solving, technological and literary skills. This form of learning has created 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 confidence in the youth.
Harmonizing with all the facts, it must be remembered that it is very essential to optimize the child’s time with mobile devices and other activities must not be ignored for as these are a mere supplemental tool. Children must be surrounded with high quality educational resources.
To sum it up, we can rightly say that technology enhanced learning has become a key 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 quickly.