How many times have you heard that mobile apps are not good for your school? Things
like getting distracted, not being able to make time for homework and study, and a host
of other negative things are constantly being thrown around in the education space.
Although those statements are true to some extent, there are education apps out there
that can further help students ace their exams and become better individuals.
You see, if a student is weak in math and is typically shy, they will not ask the math
teacher to reiterate what was said for fear of ridicule or anger from the said teacher.
Instead of doing that, they can just to some educational apps that will help them learn
the concepts that were taught today even more. And, the fact that they can be run at
any time means that the student can choose to study at their convenient time and pace.
App developers surely know how it feels to get scrutinized in developing apps that are
considered a time-sink, but they also know how to create something that can actually
benefit a lot of people as well.
Here are some of the positive benefits of using mobile applications in the education setting:
One of the biggest advantages of educational apps is that learning can be 24/7. What I
mean by this is that students can learn more information at their convenient time, no
matter what time of the day it is.
This is great because not a lot of students are adept at learning something, especially
during specific times of the day. It is better to learn when you are more relaxed than be
agitated or distracted with the noise that is typically the common scenario in schools
and other educational institutions.
Helps Students Become More Social
There was fear in the introduction of mobile apps in the educational setting in that
students might get alienated by the fact that their peers might be too engrossed with
their mobile devices.
Although one cannot argue that that is indeed a possibility, it has been shown time and
again that certain mobile apps actually help teach students to become more social.
For example, students are shy in real life can express themselves in social media group
chats that are specifically made for a particular section of the school.
What is that one thing that will help students learn more effectively? Well, it is fun. When
learning is fun, students are more engaged. That is why there are educational
institutions that are now creating custom mobile apps for learning so that they can keep
their lessons more fun and engaging.
One of the reasons why some students cannot learn from the lessons that they are
taught is that it becomes monotonous and boring. And, when students are bored, you
can expect their attention span to deteriorate as well.
Mobile apps just make it so that learning becomes more fun and exciting.