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Mobile Learning in Education and Internet Safety

SHAILA on November 16, 2012

Teens - The Mobile Learners

Education has been transformed to a continuous process, freed from the limited confines of schools and colleges. Apart from laptops and desktops, the wide array of hand held devices like digital cameras, video recorders and cell phones make available boundless knowledge at fingertips. Of these, mobile devices are the most popular learning gadget, as stated by 72% of the teachers according to a survey conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
 

Do Teachers Like Mobile Learning?

Teachers encourage it.
  • 99% of the Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers agree that internet increases the resources available to a student
  • 75% of the surveyed teachers vouch for the unequivocal benefits imparted by the digital learning tools
  • 65% of teachers agree that mobile learning in education makes students self-contained researchers
Though these figures speak for themselves, educational instructors do have their reservations. Mobile learning in education runs the risk of creating an overdependence on search engines, discouraging students from learning through books, news sites or libraries.
  • Moreover, 87% of the surveyed teachers feel mobile learners are a distracted lot. Infinite information distracts!
  • 86% of the teachers feel that students spend more time on digital technology and call for a reduction on this time spent.

Parental Perception of Mobile Learning and Internet Safety

Internet safety is important. Of the many internet threats, apparently cyber bullying ranks first as a concern, although it is appears to be misplaced concern as other research has shown that the vast majority of students are not affected by it. Schools step in here to assuage parental fears and take effective measures to ensure child safety. 97% of teachers work in schools that employ internet filters like Mobicip to restrict usage of cell phones, smartphones or tablets and have acceptable use policies (AUP) in place thus simultaneously ensuring student freedom and safety.

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