Mobile phones came into existence 20 years ago. They haven’t been in our lives for a very long time but we do feel inseparable from them.
Mobiles have managed to become one of the most valuable parts of our lives. The portable device is easier to carry compared to its bulky predecessors and also they’re wireless now.
They’ve become a need for people of every age group varying from students to old people.
Five reasons why mobile phones are important to students
A survey conducted in the US revealed that over 53 percent of the children over the age of 11 now own a smartphone and 84 percent teenagers now own a mobile. These numbers have increased from the results obtained in 2015. Most of these children were students. That’s why the importance of mobile phones in the lives of students has increased as well.
Not too long ago when you had a question or a problem, you’d wait to ask your teacher or go to the library or seek a friend’s help. You don’t have to wait that long to get your problem resolved. All you need is a phone with an internet connection now.
Just type your question and tap search. And poof! Query resolved.
Having a phone on you is a good thing as soon as you have a doubt about something you learned you can get it resolved at that exact moment because you have a phone and access to the internet which is an endless ocean of knowledge.
Other than that, there are apps that you can download for students of different levels. Mostly these apps are free but some of them require a subscription or one time fee.
Students can take advantage of these apps and improve the subjects in which they’re weak.
Students have instant access to knowledge. Mobile phones promote students to collaborate off campus for projects and assignments.
Apart from that students love technology and they’ll be thrilled to use their phones to learn and will continue to learn off-campus.
One of the biggest benefits of owning a mobile phone is the connectivity it offers. Everyone is connected to everyone. You can call whomever you want to and whenever you want to.
You can reach your friends whenever you feel like. Mobile phones have made everything so convenient.
Even when you’re away from your family, you’re not really away from them because you can connect with them whenever you desire.
Helps in Emergency Situations
Unfortunately, if a student finds himself in an emergency situation he doesn’t need to worry as he can contact his parents or the emergency services and inform them of the situation. And the grownups will be able to handle the situation from there.
Nowadays anything can happen at the school, from health issues to any other accident and if a student finds himself caught up in that predicament he can contact someone to help them.
Mobile phones also have GPS service, if the students have their location services on they can be easily tracked by their parents and the emergency services.
After a tiring day of studying students need to relax. They do this by using their phones. Their phones provide them with all forms of entertainment.
It is easy to get stressed after studying all day and their phones help in relieving this stress.
They listen to music, play games, watch movies and socialize with other people on social media apps.
It also helps parents to know that their children are on their phones instead of causing mischief somewhere else.
Help Prepare for the Future
It’s not possible for employers to train each employee individually so they’ve introduced E-learning. It allows the employees to acquire knowledge from anywhere and at any time.
If mobile phones are embraced in education today it will help students in their workplaces in the future.
Even nowadays, during the COVID-19 outbreak, most universities in the world have set up Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) for students to resume their lessons.
In this VLE students can attend their lectures from anywhere in the world and from any device. Also this will help students build digital skills needed beyond the scope of education.