Mobile devices are playing an increasingly important role in learning. Educators are using technology to engage students with material and the use of social media and polls during class has been a popular way of incorporating this technology.
Mobile devices also play an important role in accessibility for distance learners. Access to computers and internet can be an obstacle for students, and the use of a mobile app is a huge step forward in reaching more students. In general, if a student’s computer crashes or internet goes out, the mobile device can be a great backup. Additionally, students can more easily engage with their classes while they are away from their computer, engaging in a class discussion or messaging instructors while commuting or when unexpected events arise.
As distance learning grows in popularity, mobile devices are a crucial technology to consider. eduCATE as a whole aims to make quality and robust educational tools accessible for students and educators in every situation.