This is a Guest Post From Melissa Spears
Advancements in the field of technology and particularly mobile technologies are altering the whole
concept of educational framework. Mobiles are now helping the users have an access to information whenever and wherever they want. The pen-paper mode of education which turned its shape to type-click format, now witnessing a new change and this have been possible all because of the advancement of mobile technologies in the field of education. It is popular as mobile learning or M-learning worldwide and giving a new shape to the concept of distance learning.
Do you know the numbers of people who keep a mobile device with them? The count is 4 billion, whichis quite a huge number. With its outgrowing popularity it is being expected that smart phones will outsell notebooks, desktops and net-books within two years. The incomparable growth in the field of mobile technology has definitely increased mobile learning and social interaction.
How mobile learning helps in making education better?
It is basically the modification or acquisition of any skill and knowledge using mobile technology,
anytime and anywhere you want. Therefore, your scopes of receiving good education increase to its
heights. According to the Report made by the E-learning guild, it is being proved that about 9.3% of the training is done by using the mobile learning facilities.
User friendly devices
Game devices, iPod, PDAs, tablet PCs, laptops, cell phones- all these user friendly and hand-held devices help in easy learning.
Increases literary skills
Mobile learning is an easy and attractive mean to maintain literacy skills and achieve constant rights to use information.
Mobiles are much affordable than other gadgets. Therefore, it holds great potential of reaching to the marginalized groups and facilitates them with a scope to learn and develop further.
Access from any destination you want
Mobile technologies facilitate the students of distance learning have an access to easy education, where no other means of education is available due to geographical location or post-disaster or post-conflict situations.
Easy access for all
The mobile learning is not only limited to just college or school education but it is creating its
presence in the workplaces too. Having a tool box always in hands, which comprises the facilities
of communication, networking and learning tools will turns helpful always. Starting from the young
individuals till the working professionals, this process of mobile learning turns out to be an effective way of learning for all.
Mobile enhances distance learning through :
- Collaboration and interaction
- Inventing a new learning community
- Allowing access to a wide range of online resources
- Facilitating people to have an access over variety of knowledge and new skills and apply them
- within the twinkling of their eyes
- Having training whenever it is required
- Generating self-direct learning
- Even mobile now support in storing a huge amount of data
- Helping the students to stay in synchronous collaboration, where they can chat, share, talk and
- discuss online by viewing each other from a distance
Therefore, what are you waiting for? Go for mobile learning now, because the better you learn, the
better life you get to live at your ease.
Author’s bio- The author Melissa Spears is an educationist and in this content she has focused upon
how distance learning or online education is taking a better shape with the growing usage of mobile
learning. By reading the same, the students will get to know how mobile learning helps you learn better
at your ease.