Today, if you look at the world we live in; technology is sweeping through every sphere of our lives. It has become an integral part and to some extent, we can say that we cannot live without it.
Let’s take a common example of smartphones. We are glued to our mobile phones from morning to night. We use it to communicate with others, for entertainment, book tickets and a lot of other things.
While smartphones are playing a major role in everything, the greatest impact that we are seeing is in the learning process. Mobile devices have become an essential tool in a student’s life where they are in constant pursuit of knowledge.
Besides, mobile-based preparation is becoming a standard practice among many students. Learning through mobile apps is on the rise and gaining a lot of traction especially among learners who are preparing for competitive exams like IIT exam, NEET, etc. Moreover, a lot of educators and developers are targeting this medium and are coming up with new products to enhance education and exam preparation.
With an influx of new learning models, students are further choosing this alternative for studying and mastering various subjects. While smartphones are making positive disruption in various fields, we will look at some of the mobile technology trends that are making it easier for students to learn and study productively for the exams.
4 Smartphone Trends
1. Educational Apps
Today, if we visit the app stores we will find a wide collection of educational apps. These apps can be downloaded easily and installed directly on the phone.
Here, students can download the app as per their requirement whether they want to learn and gain knowledge about certain topics or exam preparation apps. Nonetheless, the apps offer a unique learning experience.
In comparison to the standard books, these apps contain several added features which include animations, quizzes, video lectures, question banks, mock tests and even solutions for particular exercises or problems. Some of the apps also offer preparation material for the board and competitive exams.
In today’s digital age, eBooks are proving to be an inexpensive way to study. Mobile devices are being used to access these eBooks and students have the advantage of studying anywhere and at any time.
They can also download and store a whole library of educational books on their phones.
3. Online Educational Videos and Audios
Thanks to the internet, students now have access to a huge collection of educational videos. They can use their mobile devices to stream and watch video lectures and tutorials. One benefit is that they can do it all at their convenience.
In addition to videos, there are lots of educational content in audio format. If they are not watching videos then they can listen to online lectures, podcasts, etc.
4. Networking, Taking Snapshots and More
In addition to downloading apps, eBooks, videos and smartphones are used for networking and collaborative studying. Students can use their devices to connect with mentors, subject experts and other students.
Also, they can use the same to discuss topics in forums, study groups, etc. Alternatively, smart students are further making use of cameras on their mobile devices to capture photos of important work and record videos of experiments or lectures which they can review later.
Students, apart from studying, can also stay informed about the different exams. For instance, students can use their phones to get the latest updates on JEE Advanced exam or any other exam which they might be appearing for.
These recent trends that we are seeing in the Edtech field are empowering students to have an amazing learning experience and study smartly for the exams. Going forward, we are likely to see more advancements and emerging trends in this space.