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Enhancing Education through Mobile Technology Integration

   

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Running head: MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGMOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING. FRANCIS PONGOFIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY SUMMER 2016
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MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING1ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................2Opponents........................................................................................................................................2Benefits....................................................................................................................................3Conclusion...................................................................................................................................7Reference.....................................................................................................................................9
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MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING3IntroductionMobile technology in teaching and learning has become part of the norm across the globe. From K12 through the tertiary institutions, we witness some aspect of the use of mobile technology in the teaching and learning process (Park et al., 2011).Smartphones and tablets just like pen and paper have become part of the tools of the classroom. From facebook, Youtube, google among other social apps, both students and faculty continue to engage in the teaching and learning process. Unfortunately, the debate on the role and benefits of this system continuesat all levels, and stakeholders including policy makers, politicians, parents, educators, and students are divided. Opponents stand by the idea that mobile technology has no play in education and has become a distraction and waste. Proponents on the other side swear that mobile technology is the best thing that has happened to education in a long time. It has granted accessibility to those that were left in the dark and aided in cost efficiency and time management. OpponentsSome are of the view that mobile technology should not be use until at the tertiary level when the students can benefit more due to their maturity. At basic and secondary levels students that have the sense of maturity or responsibility to focus on utilizing the technology to engage in learning. Just like we see on our roads with the majority of teenagers' texting and driving resulting in accidents. Another fear is that with the rise in sexting and cyberbullying by the same age
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