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Benefits of Integrating Smartphones in Classrooms

June 08, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 172

Within the sphere of Learning and Development, mobile learning is a relatively familiar term now. It's a process of seamless learning, anywhere, anytime, even when you are on the go. With a wide accessibility of devices, such as net books, iPads, iPod Touch or even a Smartphone, these days mobile learning is not a Herculean task to conduct. Today, it is a widely followed educational process, which enables educators to facilitate an interactive learning experience in the most effective way.

Although the traditional concept is that mobile phones is a distraction in the classroom, yet the extensive use of cell phone devices have made many schools accept the outright usability of these gadgets in the training and learning process. However, implementing mobile learning in schools can be of great value. We have come up with several benefits of implementing Smartphones at academic centers.

1. Teachers can record their lectures and get them uploaded as a podcast. Students can share this via their mobile devices as and when required for reference. In case students cannot attend the lecture session, they can access the podcast on a need to know basis.

2. With a Smartphone, the teacher-student interaction is highly facilitated. Teachers can share their contact numbers with students, so that they can get in touch with them as and when required. Thus, students can review their lessons as per their convenience and ask instant question to their teachers. Continuous interaction with students can help you to identify the areas where the students need more guidance.

3. The accessibility to Smartphone in classes can enable students to find answers quickly by using the internet from their mobile devices. It takes much less time to find answers than to look through tons of books. What teachers can do is ask a question and tell pupils to find the answer as soon as possible. Thus, you can check if yours students are able to comprehend the context of the questions.

4. Implementing Smartphones in your day-to-day classes can help both students and teacher remain updated about various important details. What you can do is create a short list of important details, such as exam dates, short summaries, and so on, and can transfer it to students via text messaging.

5. Enabling Smartphone in classes can make learning a fun experience for students and teachers alike. Moreover, it helps to widen the knowledge base. A teacher can request students to go through continental Geography via Google maps. Now, quiz your students on the knowledge that they've acquired.

6. Finally, teachers send out flashcards with a new word and its definition on a regular basis to their students.

Jonathan is a professional trainer. He employs latest technology for online class registration and online training registration that results in more attendance and ROI.

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