Times are changing, and more and more students are using their smartphone apps for nearly everything. Today, accessing an education has expanded beyond the gates of schools and universities into the online world, and learning anything can be accomplished independently of a textbook.
This might still seem very strange to many educators, but we can’t deny that change is here as evidenced by:
Anyone can see that, today, students learn differently with a wealth of knowledge literally at their fingertips. Learning has transformed and given rise to eLearning via mobile apps. While some educators still identify lots of challenges with mobile apps, a study conducted by Professors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis has shed light on a number of emerging advantages:
Helping our students make the best use of technology and mobile apps is a reality we can’t ignore as facilitators of their educational, social and emotional growth. But, has technology gone too far in driving that development? It’s a debatable point. There’s a fine line between being app-enabled and app dependent, something we will explore in our next issue.
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