Mobile Apps: How They've Changed Education

Mobile Apps: How They've Changed Education
Summary: Mobile apps have been aiding education for a while now, but COVID-19 has made it even more obvious.

So Much Available At Every Student's Fingertips

Mobile apps have been aiding education for a while now, but COVID-19 has made it even more obvious. In 2019, no one would have imagined schools would have to shut down in 2020 as a result of the virus.

But thanks to mobile apps, while school buildings had no choice but to shut their doors, students were still able to access learning. Students could interact, ask questions, write exams, use the library, submit assignments, and do almost everything they did when schools were open.

Mobile apps can’t work by themselves. They need a mobile device—tablets, PCs, smartphones, etc. They are handy so students can learn from the comfort of their bedroom with no stress involved.

Each mobile app comes with its own unique features and services tailored to users. With mobile apps, education has become a continuous process and is not limited to classrooms or what teachers say. Each student can learn at their own time and in their unique way at the click of a button.

Mobile Apps And Education: Benefits

Creative Ways To Learn

Educational researchers think of new ways to teach and convey knowledge to students; they have to come up with creative ways to convey their thoughts in such a way that they engage and captivate their students.

The impartation of knowledge has to be creative, and one of the ways to achieve this is by switching up methods. As good as the traditional method is, times have changed and so has the concentration span of students. To keep students focused, educational instructors have to engage their students and make learning fun. This is what mobile apps can do.

Mobile apps sometimes come in the form of fun games that allow students to retain a fresh thought process from a different perspective.

Improved Parent-Teacher Communication

Many people underrate the importance of parents in the life of a student. Parents influence what a student learns—positive or negative. When parents and teachers have a good relationship, it facilitates the learning process for the student.

With the aid of mobile apps (or in this case, parent-teacher communication apps) parents and teachers can build a good rapport. Teachers can communicate the challenge they have with the parents and the parents can aid the quick learning of the child. Teachers can also easily update parents on the development of their students.

Studying On The Go

With mobile apps, students can study on their phones or mobile electronic devices. They can get eBooks and find the best search apps that work for them. Students can use different libraries at once to collate study materials; they no longer need to find physical libraries because library directories (made up of so many libraries) are literally at their fingertips.

Ability To Do So Much More Than Learning

Schools have mobile apps that make it easy for students to register for the session and pay their fees instead of standing in a long queue.

With apps like attendance management apps, the school can also take attendance of the student and help teachers and parents monitor the activities of their students. The school can also use the apps to disseminate information, respond to questions from students, inform them about social or important activities, create new schedules, release timetables, etc.

With mobile apps, it is easier for the school to pay attention to (or at least have increased awareness about) all students, which is one thing the traditional methods could not easily achieve.

Reduces The Cost Of Learning

Many students have to travel to different parts of the world to learn. With mobile apps (and no thanks to COVID-19 these days), you can be in New Zealand, gain admission into a school in Canada and receive lectures online. Students don’t need to spend money on traveling, getting accommodation, and other running costs that come with the traditional school method.

In conclusion, technology and mobile apps have completely revolutionized the world, and education has been one of the beneficiaries. Mobile apps allow students to grow, learn creatively, and adapt to modern ways of learning to facilitate the development of the educational sector.

How have mobile apps aided your learning? Mind sharing your thoughts in the comment section?