Efficient ways to meet growing demand for students' mobility in the university campus

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Efficient ways to meet growing demand for students' mobility in the university campus 1 Efficient ways to meet growing demand for students' mobility in the university campus Authors: S M Raju, Nazmus Sakib, Md Shariful Islam, Ali Mohammad Tarif, Mohammod Al Amin Ashik Abstract— On an Era of Agile learning it’s now an absolute necessity to make students familiar with mobile learning. Modern Universities are now packed up with huge syllabus and coursework where student’s agility and mobility is a must. We now have to come up with a more portable way of learning, that’s where mobile learning can help us with all it`s latest features. Mobile learning or M-Learning is defined as "learning across multiple contexts, through social and content interactions, using personal electronic devices." A form of distance education, mlearners use mobile device educational technology at their time convenience. Index-Terms— Students` mobility, Mobile learning, E-learning, Smart-education, Digital Campus I. INTRODUCTION his paper looks at ways to improve student`s mobility in the university campus. These ways includes improvements of physical and virtual infrastructure of a university campus, such infrastructure improvement uses different devices (portable / non-portable) with various connectivity (wired/wireless) improve learning and engage students and teachers. Wireless technology provides new content and facilitates information access wherever a student is located. It enables, empowers, and engages learning in ways that transform the learning environment for students inside and outside of school. T Mobile devices allow students to connect, communicate, collaborate, and create using rich digital resources. Learning to be comfortable with such devices prepares students for shifts in the global economy and helps them adapt to quickly evolving new technologies. II. WHY STUDENT MOBILITY IN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS A. PERSONALIZED EDUCATION One of the virtues of mobile learning is that they make it possible to customize educational content for individual students. In most cases, teachers deal with classrooms of very diverse students. Pupils come from different backgrounds, have divergent interests, and learn in unique ways. In their individual lives, young people are accustomed to personalized content and instantaneous communications. They seek information around the clock and pursue information that is relevant to their particular interests. Indeed, one of the benefits of mobile devices is their ability to provide personalized digital content 24/7. Content should be ubiquitous and customized so that students can follow their learning passions and figure out where to get answers to basic questions. Research in Turkey with 221 university students has found that mobile-learning via e-learning was as effective as face-toface instruction for learning English. A comparison of those who received training through electronic means reported more positive attitudes and equally effective results compared to traditional approaches. Other studies show that students are quite open to using mobile technology for learning and that they are aware of new learning tools such as online courses, virtual reality, and video games for instructional purposes. While widespread improvements in technology and communications have modernized some aspects of the education system, mobile has the capacity to accelerate and compound technology’s impact by joining massive amounts of information with a student’s particular interests. B. REAL-TIME ASSESSMENT Another benefit of the going mobile through digital world is the ability to embed assessment within learning tools. Mobile devices enable detailed metrics on how students approach subjects, the process by which they acquire knowledge, and how quickly they pick up on key concepts and skills. When content is delivered in digital form, it is easy to deploy pop-up quizzes that evaluate comprehension and knowledge. These tools free teachers from the boring tasks of grading rote items and provide immediate feedback for students. Software offers measures of student attainment. Teachers can develop dashboards that track classroom activities and individual student achievement on his or her learning curve. Students can be categorized into different groups based on whether they have fallen behind their peers and need remedial attention, are on course with their fellow students, or have mastered current material and need more challenging assignments in order to advance their learning. Pupils in the first category often don’t get the extra attention they need to master key concepts and major skills and those in the third category are bored because they learn quickly and Efficient ways to meet growing demand for students' mobility in the university campus have to wait for the rest of the class to catch up with them. Teachers have to focus on the classroom average because that is where many of the students are in the learning process. Neither advanced students nor those requiring extra help are well-served under the current status quo. C. INNOVATIVE PRACTICES Digital technology helps people think about new classroom models. Students can take more responsibility for their own learning, while teachers can focus on more advanced problemsolving and building critical skills for those in their classrooms. The result is an educational collaboration that is more satisfying for students and teachers. A study of Turkish classrooms found that blogs improved student achievement and knowledge acquisition. Comparing undergraduates before and after a computer class demonstrated that those who collaborated through blogs and social media achieved higher scores than those who did not. This led researchers to conclude that “blogs can be used as supplementary mediums to promote achievement and knowledge acquisition.” Mobile provides great benefits through new learning applications. It represents a way to connect teachers, tutors, students, and peer groups. Pupils can utilize social networks in order to share information and knowledge. It also provides new platforms for reaching the millions of children and adolescents who are currently not enrolled in school. Researchers calculate that mobile enables 180 million students to further their education by 2020 in developing countries. One project compared m-Learning between urban and rural areas in developing nations. The authors found that “students in the rural village, seriously lacking educational resources and technology exposure, may have benefited substantially more from mobile technologies than urban school students.” They argued that mobile devices in rural areas helped students because it gave them access to information that their higher socioeconomic status peers living in urban areas already had. D. THE “INTERNET OF THINGS” The Internet has deeply rooted itself into our schools, and elearning has become common practice in the American school system. But the applications of the IoT in education are numerous, and the implications for this effect are massive. The rise of mobile technology and the IoT allows schools to improve the safety of their campuses, keep track of key resources, and enhance access to information. Teachers can even use this technology to create "smart lesson plans," rather than the traditional stoic. The IoT can begin having impact on the education process as early as kindergarten and can continue to do so through 12th grade, but perhaps the most profound effects occur in higher education. Students, particularly in college, are increasingly moving away from paper books toward tablets and laptops. With all of the necessary information at their fingertips, students can now learn at their own pace and have a nearly identical educational experience in their ho

 

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