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mLearning vs Smartboards - Why mLearning through School App is better than Smart Classes?

Posted By Admin on November 30, 2017

 

mLearning vs Smartboards

 

Chalk, dusters and blackboards are the things of past. Lot of high tech schools are using smartboards and mobile learning technology in their high tech classes. mLearning technology make use of mobile gadgets like laptops, smartphones etc to improve the curiosity and creativity of students.

 

Why mLearning through School App is better than Smart Classes?

 

1. Expansive but not Expensive

Initial cost of smart classroom is very high. School administrators need to burn a hole in their pockets to set up these smart classrooms. Most schools are unable to convert every classroom into smart classroom. A new version of software emerges every fortnight and it is very difficult to keep pace and also fund these resources. Schools treading the smart classroom path will need to employ a salaried technologist who will again drain the school’s resources.

Cost of mLearning technology is less than the salary of a peon.

mLearning technology is most suitable for students who wish to go the extra mile to grasp information that is way ahead of their course curricula, online resources can improve the curiosity and creativity of students.

Teachers can access online educational videos available on YouTube and share these animated video lectures for their students. This way, education will not be restricted to referring to printed material. YouTube animated video lectures will bring in an element of excitement to learning when students can bank on the exhaustive information that is published on the internet.

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2. Interactive Environment Favours Better Learning

The use of mLearning Technology brings in an interactive environment to learning. Since mobile app provides online doubt discussion platform, you as a student will be able to establish a strong connection with each other and with your faculty. You will be enthused to share your thoughts freely in class as well as when outside the class.

 

3. A Perfect Option for Students with Different IQs

A class consists of all sorts of students. While some students grasp the concepts in a jiffy, there are others who need to go through the concepts several times. In such a situation, mobile learning technology comes as befitting learning options because student can go through the lectures as many times as required for best understanding of the concept.

Therefore, mLearning comes in as perfect learning method for students to assimilate the nuances behind a subject; in a single go or after repeatedly accessing subject details for a clearer understanding.

 

4. Ease of Maintenance

Mobile learning technology employs electronic tools which are omnipresent, easy to use and maintain. The use of a tablets and smartphones along with other electronic gadgets comes with very low maintenance costs. It requires no investment from institute because almost every student has a smart phone. A once-in-a-while service to all these gadgets is all that is needed for your high tech school to impart quality education to knowledge-seekers.

 

5. Faculty Training

All teachers cannot acclimatize themselves to the use of technological teaching tools used in smart classrooms. A smart class thrives mainly because of skilled faculty. If teachers are not trained about latest teaching technologies of a smart class, it can lead to the deceleration of learning amongst students. Moreover, budgetary concerns also arise when schools have to invest in training the faculty to use smart class technology.

Faculty can learn to use mLearning technology in just few hours.

 

6. Limited to Classroom Only

We all know no student has 100% retention power. Therefore, students are unable to get desired benefit out of these lectures delivered through smartboards. A class consists of all sorts of students. While some students grasp the concepts in a jiffy, there are others who need to go through the concepts several times.

In such a situation, mobile learning technology comes as befitting learning options because student can go through the lectures as many times as required for best understanding of the concept. Therefore, mLearning comes in as perfect learning method for students in a single go or after repeatedly accessing subject details for a better understanding.

 

7. Interactive Environment Favours Better Learning

The use of mLearning Technology brings in an interactive environment to learning. Since mobile app provides online doubt discussion platform, you as a student will be able to establish a strong connection with each other and with your faculty. You will be enthused to share your thoughts freely in class as well as when outside the class.

 

Wrapping It Up

Smart boards and smart classes were the favourites of every school until now. Mobile Learning Technology has started overtaking smart class technology which is evident by loss making balance sheets educational companies dealing in smart class technology.

 

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