Why are Mobile Learning Apps So Important?
Mobile learning has become an integral part of the modern education system. With Mobile phones, tablets and various connected devices, learning app development helps to bring forth digital content to students of many levels. Educational apps developed can engage as well as personalize particular needs of learning at various levels. High levels of student engagement and peer activities can be established and taken to higher levels with the help of mobile educational apps. Learning apps can also cater to specific studying systems which support the needs of children dealing with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), visual and hearing impairment, and learning disabilities. By harnessing the true powers of the mobile platform, educational app developers can develop interactive and fun apps for education. Instructional teaching can be deployed with the help of mobile learning apps.
According to Brandon Hall Group’s 2013 Mobile Learning Survey, it was found that about 73% of organizations currently utilize mobile devices to do various forms of learning. Because the survey provides reports on how various organizations are switching to mobile learning systems and achieving high results, it provides a chance to analyze how mobile learning can be effective. Mobile games, mobile videos, push notifications, mobile assessment and performance are some of the most effective ways of deploying mobile learning strategies. The report also emphasizes how one can gain the most with appropriate mobile strategies.
Based on a survey conducted by Boundless, a creator of online textbooks, digital learning content is gaining high popularity and is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. According to the survey 92% of students opted for digital research options when compared to printed sources. A huge majority of school administrators approve switching from the traditional text book learning systems to the mobile learning methods. With mobile technology, the teaching is not confined within the classrooms; it helps to extend the standard of education to a new level. This new evolution of teaching systems helps students and educators to connect, collaborate, communicate and develop a superior education system.
Some of the Best Educational Apps of 2013
1.Stack The States – Voted the Best Educational Game App at iEAR.org and Best Kids App for iPad at the Best Ever App Awards, Stack The States provides a way to teach a child all about the 50 states in the US. It’s a game designed to entertain as well as teach kids all about state capitals, state shapes, abbreviations, bordering states, location on the map, nicknames, flags, and lots more. The game is currently available in the Android and iOS stores for $0.99.
2.POETRY from The Poetry Foundation – To instill a love and passion for poems by Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson and more great poets, then POETRY from The Poetry Foundation is the right app. The app lets you discover new poems, save your favorite poem, and share them through social media. Nominated for the Webby award, the app is available free on iOS and Android.
3.Mathway – Not many like Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and Statistics, but with the Mathway app, understanding and learning math can be fun. The app covers almost any age group, teaching the basics to tricky math problems. The user can upgrade to the premium version for a step by step solving method. The app is currently available for the iOS and Android platform.
4.Science360 –Designed for and dedicated to science and engineering lovers around the globe by The National Science Foundation, Science360 features weekly updates of content. The latest videos, photos, and text from various scientists, science and engineering centers, colleges, and universities help the user to explore and learn about scientific discoveries. The app is free for iOS and Android.
How to Engage Users Differently with Education Apps
Various concepts like Gamification and Augmented Reality (AR) can make educational apps more interactive and engaging than the normal mobile apps. Depending on the age group and subjects chosen one can incorporate these concepts to make the app a huge hit. For example, these apps developed for clients by Zco offer more than just a mobile app experience.
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