Traditionally, going to school meant piling up books in a backpack, heading to the local school bus stop, and being driven to school. However, presently, the question is: are all school buildings really necessary for teaching students in the contemporary age?
Technology is really changing the face of many things. It is making many things easier in various fields including education, thanks to the immense power of educational mobile applications. Educational Mobile applications have facilitated online schooling including in the public school level, thus becoming a serious option. Educational mobile applications are responsible for changing the way school is taught both outside and inside the classroom.
As things are now, it is very apparent that the customary way of “going to school” is set to change significantly. There are several ways that educational mobile applications will change the face of education. With educational mobile applications, it might become unnecessary for students to bring books in the future when an iPad will be actually enough. Students may even decide not to appear in school physically altogether. What the education system needs to recognize is that these sweeping changes need to be adapted if countries are going to emerge with an operational education model in the 21st century.
In my opinion, Cloud-based technology holds great potentials which would allow students to log in to certain mobile apps to access their school assignments. This would create the basis for paperless homework. Companies that have been making backpacks for students to carry books around the whole day must be scratching their heads.
A few educational mobile applications are helping solve several classroom problems. One of the applications is said to have made a certain low-learning student to take interest and participate with the rest of the class.
There are several educational apps that are helpful in advancing the present state of education. In fact they are already in use in the U.S. An online student developed interest in history after she watched assigned videos of ancient Egypt on her computer. Before then, she had described her history class as the most boring class.
With the real excitement still lying ahead, it is logical for schools to be very flexible. There are other mobile app innovations that promise to improve class participation and become the digital structure for school curriculum in the not-so-distant future.
A good example of educations apps is iTunes U which provides teachers at all levels an easy way to create as well as distribute full courses that feature audio, video, books and other content. Other new apps permit outside learners to access the same information at no cost.
Another good example is Tutors loop. It is one of the leading platforms spearheading the online learning revolution via educational applications.TutorsLoop.net is a United States based company which provides perhaps the most ultimate platform for connecting yearning learners to their right educators.
Needless to say, this is regardless of location and profession of both the learners and their educators. Simply put, it is a platform for connecting those individuals who have got the generosity to convey and present knowledge about what they already know with those who are in need of learning. TutorsLoop.net insists that it doesn’t provide any tutoring neither does it hire any educators.
The company’s mission is to make private tutoring easily available to each and every student. Tutors can arrange for learning sessions with the students either in person or online. A virtual classroom can be easily set up to facilitate online teaching to individuals or groups but this is subject to the individual’s requirements. With tutorsloop.net, people can forge their own unique identities and personal brands. Individuals can create exclusive profiles, offer sessions and webinars as well as upload their project work. By doing this, people can get to market their skills and talents.
In addition, students and tutors alike can meet their respective targets in real time to either advance their knowledge or disburse their skills respectively.
On the final note I would say, those schools who recognize the potential of educational mobile applications technology will be in a position to best use it and make improvements in their curriculum. Educational mobile applications signify a possible breakthrough in the way children can learn, and the much they can learn while at it. If indeed children are going to learn efficiently in the Information age, mobile apps need to be integrated in education on a systematic level.