Using mobile technology for the classroom

January 22nd, 2015


Mobile devices such as smartphones are starting to become major players in the education field, according to Campus Technology. Using these tools enables students to learn things on their own time and take more responsibility for their education. For example, they can use the dental academic software on their phones to download and memorize vocabulary words when they are waiting in line or walking across campus. Essentially, the potential time for studying expands tremendously when a student can have access to all the necessary studying tools through a device they carry all the time.

Additionally, students can use their mobile phones to keep in touch with other students and their professors, along with checking their grades. Mobile devices are often used for social purposes. These social functions can be brought into the education space, so that students are working as part of a community studying together.

Mobile is dominating the education market
Campus Technology reported that among the current strategies being employed for educating students, mobile devices stand out apart from the rest. On the list of top ten strategic technologies, mobile functionality occupies five of the spaces. These include academic apps, enterprise apps, mobile devices for teaching, data protection and using apps for educating students.

Dental academic software provides the functionality for all of the above features in which professors and academic professionals have expressed an interest. Students can use the dental school software in order to learn about their grades, as well as do homework that can then be graded by the professor. They can use the devices to teach themselves as well as be taught by other people, whether fellow students, tutors or teachers.

As more people become invested in using these products, their uses will likely expand. Educators will find new ways to use these tools.

Silicon Valley is involved in tech
Many start ups are trying to tap into the apps market, according to Financial Review. However, it must be said that much of the productivity built into the new applications being developed already exist in dental academic software. For example, grades can be delivered quickly and efficiently to students without any backlog or red tape. If a student is worried about his or her grade, then he or she can contact the professor immediately – much faster than if the scores were analyzed with a pen and paper and slowly posted to the front of a classroom.

As the technologies grow more mainstream, many larger investment companies are becoming involved in school applications.

"Education is one of the last industries to be touched by Internet technology, and we're seeing a lot of catch-up going on," said Betsy Corcoran, the chief executive of EdSurge, an industry news service and research company. "We're starting to see more classical investors – the Kleiner Perkinses, the Andreessen Horowitzes, the Sequoias – pay more attention to the marketplace than before."

Bringing academic software to the masses
Tools like dental academic software belong in everyone's hands, and President Obama has made it part of his educational goals to bring things like broadband to students as well as to ordinary people, The Hill reported. The goal is to make the Internet more accessible than it is already.

For those learning on dental and oral hygiene academic software, this future of general access to information has already happened. The only question becomes how well the students and teachers are leveraging the tools they have in order to learn and teach better than in the past.

In a sense, the sky is the limit. Dental academic software is highly advanced, and it's becoming more user friendly and including more features with every new upgrade. Those who begin to use it now will have advantages over those who choose to wait.

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