A way to improve the learning experience [Birmingham Post (England)]
(Birmingham Post (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) An app that pushes the boundaries of education by putting away pen and paper in the classroom will be launched in February.
Learning Smarter is a web-based and mobile-based application that creates interactivity in classrooms to improve the learner experience.
Created in partnership between Smartphone Media and Protocol, the app allows teachers and learners to work interactively throughout a lesson with students inputting answers to questions via their mobile devices. Analysis and results are then shown on a whiteboard or equivalent at the end of the lesson.
Features include a contribution section where teachers can, via an easy-to-use management system, set multiple-choice questions for learners.
Students, using their phone, can also ask a question to the teacher at any time. The teacher can then decide whether the class could answer this question or it could be used later for evaluation or to speak to the learner individually.
There is also an evaluation area where tutors can pose questions that be used to find out how well the subject area is being communicated. Neil Harding, business development director at Smartphone Media, said: "The use of the smartphone by learners in the classroom means teachers can engage with them utilising something they are accustomed to using.
"It is useful too for teachers and educational establishments because they are able to effectively evaluate how lessons are understood by learners and what could be done to improve the classes."
For more information contact Smartphone Media on 0121 501 2243.
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