We all are swindling in the world of mobile apps that is making life more and more virtual by the passing day. Technology is innovating at a much faster pace than ever before. Human friendly apps that assist us in many of our daily routines are being developed by the matchmakers in some Google or Apple workstation every day. Education, which has taken a drastic change through the reform in ‘E-learning’, has been now become minuscule due to the emergence of education and teaching apps.
With the power of a smartphones, mobile apps are taking education and information technology to a different level. While many people still indulge in using apps for fun and games,others use them for more serious pursuits. The educational apps are so much human friendly that you can literally learn a new language, brush up on culinary skill, or even learn about the geographic boundaries of the United States, all in the palm of your hand.
Techies who work on such apps should be innovative enough to engage their audiences in the perfect blend of technological help and educational support to nurture brains. What steps could be paved out do integrate educational apps? Let’s check out.
1) Educate In the Right Manner
It’s often seen, observed and heard, what the current educational apps are offering its large user group. Most of the developers miss the mark on providing ‘that’ simple thing which a user is longing for. The basics of an educational app should comprise the tools and information needed to teach whatever subject matter the app is focused or built on. Take example of an app, which is meant to teach you how to play drums, so generally it should provide some real lessons and skills a user can learn. Only making your phone sound like a ‘samba party’, when one taps the screen isn’t fair. Especially, when the app makers are claiming it to teach and educate.
2) Valid Information and Tools Should Be Included
Whenever a developer works on an app it should be ensured that the information that your app provides is checked for facts and figures. Point to note is that accuracy is always important if you want to teach and learn a new skill. Example, of such a scenario would be a Spanish tutor app, and just for a moment think what would happen if you were taught incorrect nouns of the language, you could end asking for a cow instead of a latte. Always check for the tools and add-ons if there are any.
3) Past Present & Future
Today there are hundreds of apps on study material whose information, more or less will be the same. But then there are applications that require frequent updates and that too regularly. For example, a medical app that claims to give you exact counts of your blood pressure or diabetes, should be regularly updated to give the patient, some changes that the app is undergoing, or if there is a change in medical terminology, or calculation. That’s why an updated app is more preferred over a sluggish one. One should always think of providing ease of access to a person’s life, if they want to get the most of their educational product. Remember that outdated information of an app, especially an app that provides health, exercise, or other important medical information can do lot more damage than just cause the user pain.