- Posted October 7, 2013 by
Wilford University Conducts a Seminar Highlighting Effective Use of Mobile Devices for Online Learning
Wilford University recently conducted a seminar on highlighting effective use of mobile devices for online learning. The purpose of this seminar was to create awareness of the importance of digital media and latest technologies in online learning, so that online students can attain their educational goals, without any hassle. Working adults and busy individuals are always on a move and thus, making effective use of gadgets, they are already familiar with like tablets, smart phones and other portable devices for studying online can significantly impact their learning.
Mr. Roger Cavin, Director of Wilford University stated: “Handheld devices have become an essential part of their daily routine, like breakfast! Online students can take advantage of the ultra-modern technologies in the form of handheld devices, to attend lectures and access course materials from anywhere and anytime.”
Mr. George Winston, Research Coordinator at Wilford University, presented his research report in seminar. According to his report, the new handheld devices have lead to quantifiable learning benefits. These devices are useful for developing collaborative learning skills in online students.
An independent survey by Wilford University was presented in the seminar, according to which a number of students enrolled in online programs are working adults and busy individuals, who have to balance work and family life with their studies. It is very much necessary for them to use handheld and portable devices, to listen to online lectures or read e-books, whenever and wherever they get time. The social networking platform installed in every handheld device, help students in connecting to their teachers and fellow students. Devices that can be used for studying online include E-book readers, Smart Phones, Tablets and MP3 and Portable Media devices.
One of the highly-esteemed faculty members of Wilford University, concluded in the seminar that not just incorporating latest technologies in the present pedagogical strategies is enough, but there is a need of instructional paradigm shift, which can significantly enhance online learning.