‘Why Mobile Learning?’ a video compiled by Greg Alchin from projects showcased at the NSWDEC 2011 conference, showcases how pioneering applications of technology have enriched and empowered the human mind, taking mankind on a ‘giant leap forward.’
Differently Abled Children Communicate
Children with physical and intellectual disabilities are able to communicate better, for their schools now teach through innovative educational aids. A video demonstration of a sensory impaired child who articulates his choice of playmate using the touch screen app designed for tablet computer helps drives this point home.
Speech Impaired Speak through Proloquo2Go
'Proloquo2Go, 'an 'augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solution' for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch has given voice to children with speech difficulties. Students of different literary levels can access this user friendly app and voice their thoughts in natural speech by tapping on the 14,000 symbols in the app.
Autistics, Released from the Confines of their Silent World
Autism affects the process of spoken language and makes communication difficult. Autistic children are now taught to communicate using tablet computers with specially designed apps. This novel approach has left parents grateful for they are finally able to get in touch with the hidden intellectual and emotional aspect of their child. At this juncture, it’s worth mentioning Dr. Howard Shane’s research which aims at improving Autistic communication using technology and visual support.
Mobile Learning – ‘The Future of Education’
iPads motivate and engage the very young, feels John Connolly, Technology Director, Chicago Public Schools for it helps cater to their inquisitive minds. Chicago Public Schools has seen measurable improvement in reading and math, among other benefits.
Thank you Scott Newcomb for highlighting this video on your blog. We at Mobicip are proud to be associated with hundreds of mobile learning projects at such K-12 schools around the world. Mobile learning is here to stay and make our lives better. As Maria says In the video, “Am I speaking clearly now?”