Mobile Technology in Teaching and Learning: Assignment

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Running head: MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING AND LEARNINGMOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING.FRANCIS PONGOFIELDINGGRADUATE UNIVERSITYSUMMER 2016
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 normacross the globe. From K12 through the tertiary institutions, we witness someaspect of the use of mobile technology in the teaching and learning process (Parket al., 2011).Smartphones and tablets just like pen and paper have become part of thetools of the classroom. Fromfacebook, 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 alllevels, and stakeholders including policy makers, politicians, parents,educators, and students are divided. Opponents stand by the idea that mobiletechnology has no play in education and hasbecome a distraction and waste.Proponents on the other side swear that mobile technology is the best thing thathas happened to education in a long time. It has granted accessibility to those thatwere 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 thetertiary level when the students can benefit more due to their maturity. At basicand secondary levels students that have the sense of maturity or responsibility tofocus on utilizing the technology to engage in learning. Just like we see on ourroads 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