Over the next four years, nearly a billion students will enter middle and high school, and if recent projections are accurate, most of them will have a smartphone in their pocket. These students will decide what apps they use and when they use them, and could potentially take large parts of their education into their own hands.
Despite this potential, there are few break-out apps that cater directly to students. The education app charts are led by games and classroom tools, and the largest student-focused apps—Duolingo, Quizlet, and recently PhotoMath—only serve a thin slice of student needs, leaving huge potential for new entrants.
We’ve spent the last two years at Socratic studying how students learn with the Internet. In hopes of inspiring the development of more student-focused apps, we’d like to share some of our insights about how students use their phones while studying today.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.edsurge.com
Main points and some thoughts from Klassikka.
Battery life is everything
Photos are the quickest way to share content
Students treat their phones like a tutor, not a textbook
Today’s educational content is painful to consume on mobile devices
Friends teach each other over chat
We are using already fourth school year OnEdu learning solution and going to start using next generation OnEdu 2.0 platform in next few weeks among first schools in the World and hope meet as platform users the most keypoints which @cjpedregal mentioned in his blog post. There is also good pings for publishers and learning material creators.
Also to keep in mind that Mobie Ltd. offers also Mobile Tablets for students which are great from k12 to University level. Students have been very happy with their hybrid solution like Mobie M11. Powerful Windows 10, easy to carry, good camera and battery life is for full day of study in University.
We think in Klassikka that OnEdu is the best solution out there and so is IMAILE.EU in it`s report where they compared 72 learning platforms in the World. OnEdu is on top 5 now in the World and is the only one from EU area.If interested more about report, ask @mobieoy
OnEdu is also only platform where publishers are creating html5 mobile friendly materials for students and OnEdu Social platform itself works like facebook to allowing students make groups and having conversations with you mate students.
OnEdu offers school large variation on publishing Mobile friendly Zine publications like school newspaper, teacher preparation publications, school guidebooks, safety booklets and what is most powerful for students, they can do it themselves! In @klassikka we have more than 50 different publication at the moment and that comes with extra costs in OnEdu learning platform.
Here is some school magazines created by students to look up.