Students today require a more technologically focused student experience that enables them to learn anywhere, anytime in a dynamic learning environment. Many Universities, Colleges and Schools are putting Mobile Learning as a core part of their strategic plans to improve student learning experiences and improve interaction and collaboration with their peers and staff.
We can help your organisation develop a strategy for Mobile Learning, procure the appropriate technology and services and project manage the change programme that will be required to deliver an enhanced learning experience for students.
We have helped a London based University to deliver one of the largest Apple iPad deployments in UK higher education to 3,500 students and staff.
This trend towards portable, “hands on” learning does not seem to be dying down and learning within universities is following suit. In recent years, we have seen the increasing use of interactive devices such as tablets within lectures, seminars, study areas and so on. This emphasis on visual and interactive learning has been shown to have a great impact on students’ productivity and information retention. The portability of these devices also means that students are free to work from anywhere and are better able to transport their work and bring the relevant files and assignments with them wherever they go. These technologies are also useful for students when they are preparing presentations and assignments that require them to communicate their knowledge or findings in an easily understood and succinct manner.
Today’s students are of a generation that has grown up surrounded by technology. The features and benefits that mobile learning has to offer are generally considered by today’s youths to be essential. This means that they almost can’t work without the assistance of these technologies and so universities’ hands are being forced in terms of the adoption of mobile learning throughout their institutions. On a more positive note, however, the fact that these students have grown up surrounded by technology such as this means that the introduction/adoption process is negligible and little to no training is required in order to get them up and running and using the technology successfully and efficiently.
As a result of this trend towards mobile learning and a more dynamic learning environment, a great number of universities, colleges and schools are putting mobile learning right at the forefront of their strategy to improve student learning experiences and heighten the quality of interaction and collaboration between these students and their peers and mentors.
4C Strategies has extensive knowledge and experience in the planning, implementation and deployment of mobile learning, having previously helped a London-based university to deliver one of the largest Apple iPad deployments in UK higher education, to over 3,500 students and members of staff. As a result of this, 4C Strategies can be of great assistance to any institution wishing to explore its options in terms of the implementation of mobile learning and the benefits that it could provide to students and staff alike throughout the institution.