Interactivity in Classroom
Make technology input into the classroom alive and interactive With e-books, course content can be included with videos, augmented reality, audio files, etc. Unlike the printed book, the electronic book allows for more interaction in the classroom. The inverted classroom model allowed students to learn everything at home and all practical work at school. All of these new technologies have changed the way groups are used to working traditionally. Teachers can now help and guide students in their classroom assignments. They can hold discussions and activities in the classroom, creating an interactive environment in which students fully participate in the learning process. Creating interaction and participation has become a priority for many schools and universities. This mode of learning has grown in recent years due to its ability to keep students enrolled in the classroom.
Social Media in Learning
Who would have ever thought that social media would one day be accepted as part of the learning process? With kids as young as eleven and with social media profiles on different platforms, you really can’t expect to be off social media for long. So teachers have found a way to use this trend and make it a powerful tool to improve the learning process. Educational institutes are beginning to use social media as a communication tool, as students can interact with their peers and teachers. Students usually share videos and photos with their friends and followers. But with the social characteristics included in their electronic books, they can share study materials, opinions, projects, etc. They can comment on someone else’s post or share links to other websites, while creating peer networks and enhancing the online learning experience. Educators allow social media to be used as part of the learning model because it helps students stay interested in their courses and increase participation. Social media is there to stay and integrating it into learning units will create a culture of cooperation and participation, enhancing the learning experience.
Learning Outside the Classroom Environment
Mobile devices brought learning out of the classroom. With mLearning and eLearning becoming increasingly popular, students can learn at their own pace and time. This trend is expected to continue because it is an appropriate way to provide and receive education. Mobile responsive content design helps students follow their courses anytime, anywhere. Connecting to the Internet is no longer a problem with offline capabilities. Ebooks can be included with many features to enhance the learning experience. With annotation tools, bookmarks, hyperlinks, dictionary and search function, the e-book makes learning more flexible. Most educational institutes today embrace mobile learning in learning ecosystems, benefiting both students and teachers.