No more boring home works and tough class lectures! With technology progressing at an unimaginable pace, books have now been replaced with colorful pages and moving animations, interactive videos, games, and much more to make learning fun and interactive. One of the most powerful developments in education has been the arrival of learning apps. While we spent hours trying to learn algorithms, today’s generation wants to know the how of algorithms. Their love for questioning has led change in the way education and learning are perceived. Students have become a lot more receptive and even more willing to learn when learning is made fun. With app learning, children can dive into an imaginary world, to take the challenge and outsmart the opponents. Let’s see what makes mobile learning one of the hot educational trends that have taken learning to a whole new level.
Fun – Learning: Learning via app engages both, the parents and the students. App learning makes the entire experience interactive and is seen to be an effective way to engage the students. Also, mobile apps allow students to learn at their own pace and repeat lessons, if and when required. This automatically helps the student learn better.
Recreational: In today’s time, kids want to know the ‘how ‘of everything. They want practical explanations. With mobile apps, students are at the receiving end can actually see the reason behind a proposed algorithm – it propagates active learning. Furthermore, the lessons are transformed into games to heighten the child’s interest and grasping skills.
Readiness: What makes mobile apps the preferred choice is its availability. Unlike the traditional education system, mobile apps can be used from anywhere, at any time. Also, app learning is not time-bound learning. These apps are also advantageous for students suffering from physical disabilities as they don’t have to move and attend lectures. Anyplace can be a classroom.
Efficient Learning: App based learning enables both – smart learning and systematic learning. Mobile apps help students lean the topic in a factual way, with real life example and situations. Unlike the conventional approach, which students find difficult to understand, with mobile based learning students don’t have to sit for hours to understand the concepts of math and science. They instead can comprehend the theories in a fun way by having a practical explanation for it.
Convenience: It’s difficult to imagine parents and kids without a phone or a tab in hand, thus making apps available to children anywhere, anytime. Learning is no more confined to the classrooms alone. Not only children, even teachers can benefit from the set of apps. These apps allow teachers to modulate the lessons according to the current needs of the class and can take help of the exercises to make learning more fun and interactive.
Systematic Updates: Unlike the traditional methods where the communication happened via a diary or notices, learning apps offer instant updates. Parents can instantly check the updates at any time, and initiate payments at their own convenience. The way the tech world is progressing, we will soon have apps with alerts, timetables, campus events, etc.
Supervision & Tracking: Learning apps allows the tailoring of class lessons according to individuals’ academic strengths and weaknesses. This helps the students to learn at their own pace. Also, since the answers are readily available, and in no time, the students as well as the parents can check the progress in real time. Along with the advancement, parents can visualize the effectiveness of the apps in the learning and see how each app is helping the kids to improve their reading skills, comprehension power, maths, science, etc.