Mobile Learning Should Disrupt What “School” Is
There’s an idea among educators that ‘mobile learning’ simply means shifting the completion of work and activities from the journal to the tablet. Of course, that’s part of it, but it’s also selling the practice way shorter than it should be.
There are numerous benefits to mobile learning both for the teacher and the students. We tend to overlook or otherwise miss them entirely in the day-to-day operation of things. You see, we’re all familiar with mobile learning – some of us have even completely integrated its use into our digital classrooms. However, mobile learning has an untapped potential that can reshape our entire idea of “school” for better or worse.
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Mobile Learning Means Mobile Learning
Quite possibly, the most overlooked aspect of this relatively recent development is the inherent mobility it provides. Also, the opportunities that follow are almost too numerous to count.
For starters, it means both teachers and students can transform any space into a workspace. Teaching and learning are no longer wholly restricted to a small classroom. Both will now have unparalleled freedom to grow and flourish.
Mobile Learning Changes the School Environment
This is somewhat related to our previous point, but we’re approaching it from a more esoteric angle. As the title reads, mobile learning should disrupt what school is, meaning it will completely alter the way teachers and students perceive our educational environments. The impact that mobile learning will have on schools will also affect their immediate communities for better or worse.
Mobile Learning Changes the School “Culture”
We all know how potentially toxic a school environment can be for both teachers and students, and mobile learning can help alleviate that pain. Our understanding of social hierarchies will change, most likely for the better, as kids will be less concerned with popularity and status. Instead, they will be more concerned with excelling in their studies.
There you have it. Those are just some of the ways in which mobile learning will affect education and the school environment as a whole. If this article tickled your fancy, you might also enjoy this one. Also, don’t forget to sign up for Pedagogue right away.