MOBILE TECHNOLOGY: AN APPROACH TO EDUCATION SYSTEM
Jamia Millia Islamia (INDIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Mobile technology is an evolving trend in education at all levels. Mobile technology is being used for curriculum design to improve interactivity in the classroom.Applications of mobile technology in education can provide benefits to both students and educators. Mobile technology provides greater flexibility in student learning. Students can have access to educational materials through their mobile devices, which enable them to learn as and when the need arises and when the time is right for them, no matter where they are -- even when they are on the move. With mobile devices, educational materials are not only readily available to students but they can also be delivered to students based on their needs and preferences. A blended approach to enabling learning with mobile technologies is necessary as successful and engaging activities increasingly draw on a number of different education theories and practices. Substantial issue for m-Learning concerns easy access to available, affordable and appropriate information/content.Undoubtedly, the use of mobile technology in education will accelerate with the rapid advancement of mobile and wireless technologies.The paper presents various mobile devices and their applications in educational settings creating support for teaching and learning. The paper provides a viewpoint with regard to the use of mobile and wireless technologies to assist learning and communication.
Keywords: m-learning, mobile technology, learning framework, wireless.