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Contrary to rigidity in learning, mobile computing has made it possible to learn 24 hours, 7 times a week, from anywhere in the world.
A New Way Of Learning Through Mobile Computing Conventional learning means that the youth would have to attend regular classes in schools and universities. It means that they receive their learning from persons inside those institutions, such as teachers, administrators and counselors. Conventional learning means that students, on a regular hour to hour discussion of lessons, do have a limit as to where the learning can take place. Doing Away With The Traditional Approach Of Learning Moreover, the conventional way for these students to gather needed information is to go to libraries and consult encyclopedias, reference books and journals. Having such a tedious process for information gathering can at times actually be a hindrance to the students' learning. Since the thought of tiresome researching can be painful, students may feel unenthusiastic of fulfilling their duties, and eventually of learning. However, the introduction of mobile computing suddenly poses a fresh and innovative way for these students to learn. Without the walls of the classroom restricting them, students may actually learn from mobile computing. Through wireless connection to the World Wide Web, students find themselves in a limitless opportunity of learning and experience. Mobile Learning Commits Faster Education The most important aspect of mobile computing for students is its capability to deliver information quickly. There is no more need for long hours in the library or monotonous turning of the pages. Students only have to type in the keyword of their needed information and in an instant they have numerous websites to choose from. Such a brilliant feature of the mobile computing device redefines the conventional way of learning, upgrading it to a term called m-learning or mobile learning. M-learning, consequently introduces distant learning wherein students and teachers can interact with one another through the use of the internet. It is an innovative way of bringing education to the students, rather than the students coming to the education. Furthermore, it strips cultural diversity off these individuals, making learning much more productive and optimistic. Mobile Computing Equals Multi-Tasking In Students Mobile computing devices also help individuals to multi-task their duties and responsibilities. One mobile computing gadget may possibly be a student's partner in organizing al tasks, having a ready connection to the internet, and providing him with occasional entertainment. On the other hand, with so many possible advantages of the mobile computing device to learning, it also creates negative implications. While information is easily accessed and retrieved by students, this information may not necessarily be reliable and accurate. There are many instances when wrong data can be transacted over websites, making them less credible. In turn, such occurrences may lead to plagiarism and violation of property rights which are highly discouraged in schools. The risk of m-learning is that students may forget in time how challenging learning is in reality. In the turn of years, they may apply it to their lives, picking easier tasks than more challenging roles. Having such threat to the society is a major concern that students must be aware of while using the mobile computing device. It is true that they may be one's ally through learning, but it can also defeat him in the long run.
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