Enhancement of quality education and academic performance through mobile technology: A conceptual framework
Manish Agrawal, Mohammad Parvez
The paper focuses on enhancing quality education and academic performance of Indian students through mobile technology. Quality education is essential for young minds to generate common sense, reasoning, and vision. It is the sole way to convert latent knowledge into wisdom. It combines both personal and social objectives. It is the first and foremost determinant of prosperity, success and opulence. The progress of a nation depends on education imparted in classrooms, so the role of classroom increases to ensure the quality of education significantly. It eradicates ignorance which is the root of all hurdles. It develops reasoning, analytical thinking and decision making. Academic performance is a high indicator of academic recognition and mental health. It contributes much to a student’s life, so improving academic performance is mandatory. Technology plays a pivotal role in determining the teaching-learning process engaging, encouraging and favourable from pre-primary to college levels. Technology must take a relevant place in the classroom to enhance the quality of education and academic performance significantly. The smartphone is a unique package of technological and informational advancements compactly. It is an inexpensive, user-friendly, simple, productive, flexible, handy, compact, efficient and personal. It facilitates calculator, calendar, recorder, camera, scanner, collaborative learning, real-time connectivity, data transfer, audio-visual learning and useful applications. It is now equipped with windows and internet too. It assists teachers as well as learners to cope with stress and pressure of teaching and learning. It boosts the quality of education and academic performance while making learning skills accessible, feasible, relevant, exciting and pleasant. It empowers learners unbiasedly. It assists in grasping new paradigms. The chief aim of the teaching-learning process is developing skills and generating knowledge pleasantly rather than tediously and prosaically. Mobiles, notebooks, iPods, iPads and tablets are popular devices for mobile technology.
Manish Agrawal, Mohammad Parvez. Enhancement of quality education and academic performance through mobile technology: A conceptual framework. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2018, Pages 261-264 DOI: 10.22271/educationjournal.2018.v3.i2.72