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Kavitha Vijeyavelan

Hello there. Kavitha Vijeyavelan, is the lead content editor handling all editorial processes for Hotcourses India- an IDP company. Having started out an (other) engineer turned writer, she has a never ending hunger for chocolates ( & counting calories ironically), quotes, & stories worth sharing with the world. Her favorite quote at the moment: "why squeeze into glass slippers when you can shatter the glass ceiling?"

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22 May 2015 70 Book icon 1 min Share

How Mobile Technology Educates

A study on how mobile technology impacted the students' Performance in studies. Children with iPads seemed to have higher literacy measure compared to the non –iPad students.

22 May 2015 70 Book icon 1 min Share
Kavitha Vijeyavelan

Hello there. Kavitha Vijeyavelan, is the lead content editor handling all editorial processes for Hotcourses India- an IDP company. Having started out an (other) engineer turned writer, she has a never ending hunger for chocolates ( & counting calories ironically), quotes, & stories worth sharing with the world. Her favorite quote at the moment: "why squeeze into glass slippers when you can shatter the glass ceiling?"

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How Mobile Technology Educates

Before kids can learn their alphabets or even sing “London Bridge is falling down”, they are playing games and watching cartoons on your iPad! Nearly half of first-time mobile tech users have been found to be toddlers who haven’t even stepped into kindergarten yet. 10% are babies that are of age less than 1, 39% are of the ages 2-4, and 52% are of ages 5-8. 

This is not a factor that has been taken on a light note because Apple’s target demographic has now become children, as it churns out app after app of cartoons and educational games to lure in the little ones.  
What’s good to know is, according to a 2012 study on a set of kindergarteners with and without iPads, children with iPads seemed to have higher literacy measure compared to the non –iPad students. Furthermore, Joan Ganz Cooney Center found a 27 percent increase in vocabulary among 5-year olds and a 17% increase among 3 year olds, after use of an educational iPad app. So what’s your take on the situation? Is the iPad era better off as a passing phase or should it stick around for the better?  Have a look! 

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