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Of late, mobile phones have become so common among people. This decade has manifested an extreme outbreak in mobile phone technologies. As a result, new and sophisticated mobile applications emerge out of brilliant minds.
There are a huge number of applications available in market now. Obviously they often possess certain pros and cons. But some of them can be used very efficiently in day to day life, as those which falls under the genre of ”education”.
Mobile learning has become one of the most efficient educational trends of the hour and it is believed to be the hot aspect of the coming year and so as well. The apps that provide educational benefits can be used by all age groups, especially children.
The access for teachers and students is limited and this is how mobile learning come into action.
Extra knowledge is attained by browsing in the internet or by using specifically designed educational apps in mobiles or tablets. These apps are packed with amazing features and interfaces that truly inculcate reading and learning habits in students.
For instance, the famous language legend ”Oxford” company had launched the dictionary app quite a couple of years ago, which is well renowned and widely used by people round the globe. This growing trend opens up numerous possibilities for the advancement of education. There are loads of mobile apps available in the market equipped with different features.
For instance the ”reminder based apps”.
These apps always give us a reminder for things to be done within the app framework. This is truly helpful and productive in the advancement of learning. As an exorbitant level of usage of mobile apps, many schools and colleges have installed soft wares within their educational system that sends text messages to students packed with information and study materials.
These specially generated messages can carry daily reminders as well. This is a highly appreciated aspect which modern technology manifests before us. On the flip side it should be always remembered that these sophisticated apps cannot completely replace the traditional way of learning, rather it can complement towards other areas of studies such as learning through computers or class/lecture scenarios.
Moving on to other age groups rather than from students, mobile learning apps are extremely helpful in certain situations. For example, when you want to check a fact or consume certain amount of information at a certain period of time, you can quite well run into some of the apps installed in your mobile phone and very easily get acquainted to that fact.
However, if one needs an in depth knowledge of subject mobile phones would not be a best option. Here he should definitely afford to spend time in-front of a computer to do his research. Some of the pros of mobile apps from educational point of view are as we all know mobile learning apps let us travel on the go.
Various mobile apps like translators and dictionaries help us to deal with the language while in travel. And the Google maps app leads us to the correct destinations. All these happen with a click of our finger in the mobile device. To cap it all, one of the highlights of mobile apps is that it encourages self-learning. These handy little downloads provide a range of possibilities to extend our vision beyond class rooms.
To apply it to local context, think about the bank, clinic, hospitals, they would need a reminder based apps for their customer and patients.