With mobile technology now entering classrooms, today’s students are experiencing a more dynamic, “unstructured” way of absorbing information. Minutes between classes, time alone waiting for friends, or commuting to and from school are all opportunities for enhanced learning.
Mobile learning is ushering in a new age of learning pedagogies, making us examine and question how knowledge is organized and interrelated.
Let’s take a look at some ways in which mobile learning can be used to reinforce existing teaching methods:
By highlighting the key points of your lecture, or making a list of important, places and events, mobile learning can enable students to quickly run through a topic just before a test or exam. The review method works well on a mobile device as students can have quick and constant access to important points, helping them recollect and reiterate later.
Flashcards, new definitions, vocabulary and equations, all critical content that need to stay top of mind. By accessing this information time and again, students can refresh their knowledge and keep the important bits, top of mind.
Did you learn your multiplications tables though repetition? So will this generation, but the tables will always be close at hand. Reinforcement is an age-old method of teaching and learning, and this holds true for today’s mobile learners too.
Mobile learning can be effective if used in a supportive manner, ie, by providing bite-sized learning assets to add greater recall value to current teaching methodologies.
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