Mobile learning in Innovative Teaching


Since last few years teaching technology reveals innovative opportunities in teaching learning. Websites, laptops, computers and smart whiteboards are a few examples of modern tools in innovative teaching. The innovations in education technology are going to be more and smarter, faster and learner friendly. Mobile learning is one of the most innovative ways which is going to be noticed and is also going to be adopted in innovative schools. In 21st century we will see a lot of modification in our schools and classrooms. Mobile learning is on of the nice example for technology integration in education. lets discuss on M-Learning.

What is mobile learning?

http://www.edutoday.in/2013/10/mobile-learning-in-innovative-teaching.htmlMobile learning or M-Learning is defined as teaching learning using mobiles and smart phone. In these days mobile phones have more features and facilities where teachers can upload any learning material as texts, pictures, and multimedia or by another format. Both teachers and students use mobile or smart phones in expressing and receiving ideas. It is a one way and two ways learning depending upon various factors. When student learns by mobile phone anywhere and he only learn by instructed learning material; it is called one way learning. Two ways learning defined as interactive learning where students can learn and he can ask any question and teacher can find out the feedback. modern technology is going to play a great role in teaching and learning.



What are the advantages of mobile learning are?

Mobile learning has many advantages. Student can learn anywhere, anytime according his/her convenience. It is a facility for students to access learning material and he can read, write or download and he is able to learn it again and again. Learning in a mobile age is really an amazing experience for students. Mobile learning is a supportive learning technique and benefits of mobile learning are going to be counted in future at the performances of many schools who are using M-Learning as a learning initiative. Mobile Learning is an extra ordinary supportive concept in teaching learning in 21st century classrooms.
Mobile learning is minimizes the learning barriers. If any student could not attend the class even a day he can access the lesson on his mobile or smart phone. Mobile learning has a vast capacity to provide homework in a digital format too. It is a wonderful idea for teacher to provide homework in digital format. Teachers can evaluate the homework online too using websites, blogs and social media.

Interactive classroom mobile learning

Interactive classroom mobile learning means using mobile phone or smart phone as a teaching learning material. It means both teacher and student use smart phone to learning process. For example when a teacher of middle school engages the students in respiratory system on smart phone to learn the multimedia presentation and after a session he tells the students to solve some questions related to that topic; and evaluate the answers online using online feedback, he is using smart phone in interactive classroom learning. Smart phones and mobiles are being used as experimental teaching in many schools. It is an example of using mobile phone in classroom teaching. In recent few years we will find more upgraded mobiles and smart phone which can change many concepts in mobile learning.

Active and passive mobile learning

Mobile learning may be different types as active mobile learning, passive mobile learning, interactive mobile learning and classroom mobile learning. Here we are talking about active and passive mobile learning.
Active mobile learning means a learning process where student play an active roles in learning. He is not only a visitor but he can use different input and output devices to enjoy and to learn.
Passive learning means there is no need to student’s interaction; he is only a visitor or listener. Hence it is also very useful in innovative learning.

Mobile Learning in e literacy:

Mobile, tablets and androids have a great potential to educate the people. Now in these days internet literacy is a very new concept for educators and the educational professionals. M Learning is a great tool for e literacy where teachers can teach a lot of people using information and communication technology. Mobile learning is a fascinating way of teaching where teachers connect to mobile learning. In coming few years we can see a lot of mobile learning apps available for students where students can solve there problems using mobiles. Mobile technology will provide various need based apps in education. it is very interesting to learn by mobile phones.

Will mobile learning replace the teacher?

Not, mobile learning is a facility in teaching and learning. It provides a facility to learners to learn anytime, anywhere and it minimized the different physical barriers so that student may get more and more benefits. It should not be treat as a replacement of teachers. It is a mode of learning has the features of distance learning and interactive learning; but the benefits of classroom learning can be accessed only in classroom.


In this article about "Mobile Learning" these are my own ideas. What do you think on this. Please share your valuable ideas about this post.

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Scyt Rac
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October 30, 2013 at 7:19 PM ×

All the contents you mentioned in post is too good and can be very useful. I will keep it in mind, thanks for sharing the information

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October 31, 2013 at 4:19 PM ×

i think you are little too dependent on digital platform...learning can happen by indulging in nature too....

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Anil Sahu
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