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Benefits of Tablets Devices in Education

Benefits of Tablets Devices in Education

Mar 21, 2016

Integrating technology with education is just one of the many ways of benchmarking the level of advancement the education sector has reached.  Nevertheless, it remains to be an important indicator.  Suffice it is to say, technology has helped the sector do things that used to be impossible.

The internet and manifolds of digitised information served to bridge the gap between many far-off places, countries or students.  Now, more forms of education are fitted to suit the technological platforms – the MOOCs and educational apps.

Apparently, these “platformed education” is made available in students’ hands – thanks to Tablets Devices.

The Tablet

In material and functional terms, Tablets Devices are a cross between those bulky but multitasking PCs and those geeky but powerful handheld gadgets.  In the subsequent years, its hardware and software components have undergone various brush-ups.  Furthermore, it became increasingly affordable for wider market niches, which empowered the information and technological capabilities of today’s learners.

The Sector

The evolution didn’t solely work for the tablet device; the same progression happens to occur for platforms like the social media and applications, or apps.  The capability to bring together various people from across the globe of the social media networks has paved the way to bringing a definitive kind of groups – this time, they were learners and educators.

These groups, backed by what is called MOOCs (stands for Massive Online Open Courses), started their learning gig via the Internet and the available mediums (the PC and/or laptops).  The increasing fame of various Tablets Devices, be it iOS or Android-backed, to students has made the forward step natural.

The MOOCs was eventually overhauled to take centre stage in the tablet.  Apart from MOOCs, educational applications which used to be available for the PC- and Smartphone-users, became accessible to Tablet-users.

The Benefits

All the hard work spent in overhauling the “platformed education” into Tablets Devices were intended for one primary purpose – to further education and make it accessible.  Interestingly, this purpose wasn’t met by simply raising the accessibility of education; the meeting of its main purpose manifested across differing angles, such that these benefits surfaced:

  • Students are empowered to learn anywhere – provided that they’re within Wi-Fi zones.
  • Educators can monitor their students’ progress in real time.
  • Students can “design” their learning through various available educational apps.
  • Educators can detect errors via forums and could use forums to correct not just one student but the rest of the student populace.
  • Students can integrate apps and their MOOC subjects with their schedules and synch it with their digitised calendars and alarms.
  • Educators can bring into the picture invaluable learning tools – videos, readings and even quizzes – as well as, evaluation tools for feedback.
  • Students can vary learning mediums (from apps to MOOCs, vice versa) as they choose to fit it with their needs and time.

The user-friendly design of the Tablets Devices should be accounted for its increasing relevance inside and outside the classroom.  And with the continuing evolution of Tablets Devices, students and educators have good reason to stay tuned.

Top 6 Productivity Apps for Android

Top 6 Productivity Apps for Android

Jan 23, 2016

We already have enough articles and videos on what is android and how can we make it better to play games and movies. But one another important yet not so popular use of these tablets and smartphones is to enhance your personal and professional productivity. These gadgets when coupled with the right apps can make wonders and produce results that you will blow your mind off. Also let us not forget the perks that come along when you are the most productive employ of the company. Below is a list of 10 wonderful apps that will help you unlock the next level of productivity in you.

  • Do

This is a simple but classy planner. It allows you to plan your day and tasks for the current day and the days to come. An appealing and easy to use interface complete with the capability of syncing with other devices is what made me chose this app over thousands of other planners in the market. Although a planner, this app can be used to maintain any list you wish to, including the grocery shopping lists.

  • Bump

Honestly, I am too lazy and impatient when it comes to sharing files. Its not that I don’t like to share, but I hate searching for my removable pen drive and then starting the transfer process. And the reason I hate Bluetooth sharing is due to its slow speed. But it looks like the dev gods were hearing me and they made me a tool that did not asked me to move my lazy bum from my comfortable chair.

The app is now called BUMP. It allows you to share any photo, contact, or any other file between any 2 phones irrespective of their operating system with a nice little bump (touch) with each other. And as a result, I now love to bump my content!

  • Dropbox

The logic behind Dropbox is simple – allow you to save your photos and files on the cloud and retrieve it later on any device. This way you carry all the files with you everywhere but you still do not carry anything. The Dropbox app on android is pretty simple to use and boasts of a sleek and beautiful user interface which definitely has been developed after a lot of thought on ergonomics.

  • IMO Instant Messenger

In this era of technology, connectivity is nothing short of a vital vitamin for our body. No matter where we are and what we are doing; we prefer staying connected with our friends and family.

IMO Instant Messenger allows you to do the same thing in a lot easier way. Although this app is a bit of battery drainer, this made to the list because it allows you to connect with people over 11 popular networks simultaneously including Skype and Facebook. This means that you do not have to install and run 11 different applications because this one app will serve the purpose of all of them.

  • WhatsApp

Though WhatsApp needs no introduction, for our newandroid friends, let me cut it to the point: This is an application that lets you chat and share files with the people in your contact list using internet. The best part about this app is that that you neither need to create any account to use it and nor do you need to find people to start talking unlike other social networks and instant messengers. Another reason to install WhatsApp is that it is a cross-platform app which means that a person using WhatsApp on an android device can chat with the person using this app on his iPhone. With a sleek user interface and enough emoticons, this app surely lets you convey your messages fast and easy.

  • Gmail

What is the best thing about Gmail? It is free. What is the worst thing about Gmail? Keep thinking! Gmail app for Android allows you to send, receive and label your emails on the fly. The application is already installed in your phone when you buy it and with a few taps and swipes, you can sync all your emails and contacts. The app allows you to add more than one Gmail account on the same device and shows a notification in the notification bar when you receive an email. The app is simply amazing and easy to use and has the ability to send and receive attachments too.

The above list contains just a handful of apps that will surely contribute towards your productivity and work-flow. Hundreds of applications are launched in the play store daily and we will keep blogging about them so you can turn your tablets and smartphones into deadly productive tools.

What to Do to Find the Most Proper Hosting Service for Your Website

Hosting word and ServersYou can never be inept in choosing the right web hosting to host your website later on. No matter what kind of purpose you have in mind when it comes to the creation of the website, the hosting is surely a really important aspect for you to consider as it will determine the quality of your website later on. Your hosting is going to determine how “accessible” your website can be. Just imagine if you are running a website with the purpose of making money out of it. You may have your own method to monetize your website and we are not going to talk about it. What’s more important is about how you should choose the right web hosting.

Whenever your website is not really that accessible because the hosting is poor and there are downtimes that happen frequently, it will surely hamper you to optimize the chance to earn the money from your website. Now you have understood how important the hosting can be right? That is why you should be really thorough in making your choice because there are so many services out there which can give hosting service for you. One of the aspects you surely want to pay attention to is the price. Is it possible for you to get the cheapest WordPress hosting? Of course, it is really possible. The competition in the field of hosting service is actually really fierce. That is why the services are competing each other to provide the service as cheap as possible to attract more customers. However, such aspect should not become the number one consideration for you. It is very possible for the service which provide cheap hosting to have poor quality. Remember that you get what you pay. It is actually quite wise to spend more but the quality is more guaranteed.

However, it does not mean that there is no way for you to get high quality hosting service with affordable cost. As long as you are willing to deal with some market research and compare the services, you may be able to get the best deal. You can try to take a look at the review of Bootstrap web hosting. This kind of service is said to be one of the best choices for you by considering the quality of the hosting and at the same time, there are several packages for you to choose based on your budget. This kind of hosting is more than enough to guarantee the quality of your website and thus, it will also help you achieve the purpose you want to get from running your website. Of course, whenever you are trying to deal with market research, it will demand you to spend some time. But, it is surely worth the result as you will get the best hosting service among various choices you can find out there.