Mobile Solutions for the Education IndustryTransforming Learning and Teaching Experiences
IntroductionThe role of mobile solutions within the higher education ecosystem is quite impressive. A well-integratedstrat...
Boosting Higher Education AgilityThere is no denying that mobile technology and devices are revolutionizing the way we exe...
Why Mobile Solutions for Education?Mobile solutions for the education industry basically relies on a few basic aspects, wh...
The Four Basic PillarsA Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education IndustryConnectConnection requires...
5-steps to Understand Mobility and its ImpactA Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education IndustrySte...
Student Satisfaction IncreasedWith MobileTechnologyOngoing research suggests that bringing mobility to the education indus...
A Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education IndustryAccording to the most recent numbers from Pew Re...
A Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education IndustryThe emergence of m-Learning has opened up new do...
• Healthy interaction between the students and faculties through voice, text and chatapplications - It enables one-to-one ...
How mLearning Solutions Helps Students &TeachersThe mLearning Solutions are rapidly transforming how we access our shared ...
Benefits for Educators/Institutions:• Enable personal attention and high engagement with the students or potential learner...
The Key ChallengesOf course, mLearning solutions bring tons of benefits for the students as well as for the colleges and u...
A Case Study : Flash based mobile game for preschoolersand kindergartenCygnet Infotech built a 2D drag & drop game for kin...
FinalWords…Mobile solutions offer outstanding opportunities to both students and educators. So, embrace the mobility,envis...
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The education industry finds itself on the tip of a revolution as conventional methods of learning and teaching are rapidly replaced by high-tech learning & training. Today, teachers and students are dynamic and technology savvy and they love to access learning resources from anywhere,anytime.This trend has redefined the entire training and learning process and the way universities, colleges and educational organizations deliver learning solutions.

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  1. 1. Mobile Solutions for the Education IndustryTransforming Learning and Teaching Experiences
  2. 2. IntroductionThe role of mobile solutions within the higher education ecosystem is quite impressive. A well-integratedstrategy enables better collaboration and data sharing within the educational institutions and externally withthe students offers meaningful interactions with stakeholders.The education industry finds itself on the tip of a revolution as conventional methods of learning and teachingare rapidly replaced by high-tech learning & training. Today, teachers and students are dynamic and technologysavvy and they love to access learning resources from anywhere, anytime. This trend has redefined the entiretraining and learning process and the way universities, colleges and educational organizations deliver learningsolutions.As the learning process has started breaking barriers, it has become crucial for organizations engaged indelivering learning solutions to adopt mobile solutions as a key tool to enable effective and powerful mobilecoaching and learning experiences for students as well as for the faculty. Consequently, many higher educationinstitutions give their mobility strategy the same level of importance as their other IT strategies because of itsever growing requirements and immense potential.A Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education Industry
  3. 3. Boosting Higher Education AgilityThere is no denying that mobile technology and devices are revolutionizing the way we execute our dailyactivities. Enterprise mobility provides an infinite number of solutions – the limitation being your imagination. Itis emerging as a good strategic investment for the different industry verticals, and education industry is not anexception to it!In this whitepaper, we will see how mobile solutions are revolutionizing the education industry, key solutionsoffered by it and the major challenges in implementing mobile strategy within the educational organizations.A Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education Industry
  4. 4. Why Mobile Solutions for Education?Mobile solutions for the education industry basically relies on a few basic aspects, which includes – Creatingmobile apps, Connecting students or users with mobile devices to find the information they want, Controllinguser requirements & access and Consuming mobile technologies in the best possible way. But without anyappropriate strategy, these four basic aspects may not help you gain much.A Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education IndustrySource: SAP: A Point of view of enterprise mobility in higher education and research – October, 2011
  5. 5. The Four Basic PillarsA Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education IndustryConnectConnection requires aplatform thatintegrates back-enddata from any securesource and deliver itto the mobile devicesthat function onmultiple networks andoperating systemsConsumeData gathered by themobile applicationscan be useful to manypeople inside andoutside of the walls ofthe institution.ControlControlling useraccess is necessary toprotect employee andstudent information,as well as to protectinstitutionalproperties, in the caseof device theft or loss.CreateCreation of the mobileenterprise-level appswith an interactiveinterface will drivebusiness processperformance andstudent outreach toget in touch withinstitutions like neverbefore.
  6. 6. 5-steps to Understand Mobility and its ImpactA Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education IndustryStep -1CaptureMobile technologylets you capture thecontent (for examplelectures or studymaterial), resourcesand engagingconversations, whichcontributes to theongoing learningand support beyondthe scope of theconventionalclassroom.Step -2DistributionAfter gathering thelearning resourcesand interactions, theycan be easilydistributed throughthe internet andmobile technology tothe students, whichenables the conceptof anytime,anywhere access tothe learning material.Step -3InteractionMobility will take theinteractions betweenthe students andinstructors beyondthe classroom whileallowing them tomanage and modifythe learningresources and sharethem on the go.Step -4CollaborationWith the mobiletechnology,collaboration wouldbe based on real andpractical ideas ratherthan based oninformation.Step -5IntegrationThe combination ofthe mobile devicesand social media willopen the new doorsof opportunities forthe students tocontribute to thecontents, progressand results of thecourse by allowingthe integration of thenew ideas to take thecourse to its nextlevel.
  7. 7. Student Satisfaction IncreasedWith MobileTechnologyOngoing research suggests that bringing mobility to the education industry has helped students to meet theirever growing demands. According to the recent survey conducted by the Campus Computing Project, morethan half of the public universities have enabled mobile apps or state they plan to opt for mobile solutions in thecoming year.As per the Pearson Foundation numbers – 3 out of 5 children aged 12 to 15 now have a Smartphone.Moreover, the figures show below clearly indicates that half of all children aged 5-15 have their own mobiledevice and almost 28% of children aged 5-15 have their own Smartphone. In 2012, the overall mobile deviceownership has not seen any big change, but girls are more likely than boys to own a Smartphone (36% vs. 26%).A Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education Industry
  8. 8. A Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education IndustryAccording to the most recent numbers from Pew Research, 99% of grad students and 96% of upgrades havetheir own cell phone. Moreover, 93% of the grad students and 88% of the upgrades have their own laptops ortablets. Today, 77% of teachers and 71% of students are using more technology and mobile devices in theclassroom than earlier. Along with this, 69% of the students reported that they are seeking more technologyinto a classroom as a learning tool.Smartphone ownership also increased among the children in C1 (34% vs. 20%) and C2 households (31% vs.21%) as shown in the figure above. However, there is no significant change among the children in DEhouseholds (44% vs. 54%).
  9. 9. A Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education IndustryThe emergence of m-Learning has opened up new doors of opportunities for schools and colleges. Mobilesolutions have easily addressed the critical challenges and issues of learning systems and have madelearning more effective, responsive and transformative. Let’s have a look at a few possibilities andopportunities of enterprise mobility solutions in the education industry –• Study material compatible with Smartphones and tablet devices - Students can easily accesslearning material from their mobile devices and refer it anytime and anywhere, which helps them utilizetheir dead time more effectively. Various m-Learning solutions, mobile quizzes and tools make it easy forthe students to understand the complex concepts on the go.• Real-time information sharing - Ease of sharing information or study material makes it easy for theteachers to identify and fulfill student’s growing requirements.• Simplify the admission process - Mobile apps make it easy for the students to access the applicationforms, college brochures, results and tons of other things at their fingertips.New Doors Of Opportunity For Schools & Colleges
  10. 10. • Healthy interaction between the students and faculties through voice, text and chatapplications - It enables one-to-one interaction between a student and educator, which helpstudents to clear his/her doubts without any delay.• Mobilized roster – It will help giant educational institutes to get rid of conventional and timetaking process of keeping records of the student’s attendance with mobile-based rosters.• Mobile payment – Helps colleges or institutions collect fees from the students while simplifying thepayment process for the parents through college apps.• Mobile alerts & notifications – Enable students to get alerts on surprise quiz, assignments, healthservices or other events.• Data collection – Mobile apps could be a great tool for the research-oriented learning as it enablesstudents to gather data on their mobile devices and then use different tools to share and processthe data further.A Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education Industry
  11. 11. How mLearning Solutions Helps Students &TeachersThe mLearning Solutions are rapidly transforming how we access our shared knowledge resources by allowingus to consistently connect to the most recent data and information of our interest. The mLearning solutionsengage and empower students with innovative study material, increase interaction with the teachers and helpthem learn in the way that work best for them. Moreover, mLearning solutions forge closer links between thestudents and faculty within the institutions enabling teachers to provide online content and collaboration toolsthat help students to learn at their own convenience.Benefits for Students:• Identify and focus on students growing demands• Enable the concept of “Learning anytime, anywhere”• More personalized lessons & assignments• Fruitful utilization of “non-productive hours” like travelling, waiting etc.• Personal and easy interaction with the concerned faculty• Support for students having specific requirements• More engaging and interactive learning experiences through multimedia elementsA Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education Industry
  12. 12. Benefits for Educators/Institutions:• Enable personal attention and high engagement with the students or potential learners.• Ease of identifying and resolving learner’s requirements.• Effective and better utilization of the institutional resources while reaching to the maximum numberusers with the same faculty strength.• Requires comparatively a very less investment, which makes it one of the most cost-competitive optionsfor the educational organizations.• Enable and support distance education programs and learning.• Enables special attention to the students with specific needs & analytics for decision making.• Mobility & flexibility of teaching students.• Support through mobile even after the class hours.• Ease of managing infrastructure utilization of the university/institute by enabling mobile bookings toclass, equipment and rooms.• Notify students and teachers about uncertain changes.A Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education Industry
  13. 13. The Key ChallengesOf course, mLearning solutions bring tons of benefits for the students as well as for the colleges and universities,but there are a few key challenges associated with it that need to be resolved in order to get maximum benefitfrom enterprise mobility solutions for the education industry. Let’s take a look at the challenges:• Single content for multiple mobile devices - Mobile devices come with different characteristics andfunctionalities, which make it difficult to acquire a single content that is compatible with a whole hostof mobile devices available today.• Poor bandwidth and coverage – To overcome the time and place constraints, it is must to improve thebandwidth and coverage.• Converting current education material and content into a mobile-friendly format could be quite tediousand challenging task for the educational organizations.• Copyrights and intellectual properties need more effective and strict guidelines.A Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education Industry
  14. 14. A Case Study : Flash based mobile game for preschoolersand kindergartenCygnet Infotech built a 2D drag & drop game for kindergarten comprising intuition, decision makingand motor skills. When it came to choice of technology, it was decided to use Android with a view toharness its flash support feature. The game flow and logic was decided on factors that would keep agood mix of the learning, pleasure and the challenge elements in the game.A Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education Industry
  15. 15. FinalWords…Mobile solutions offer outstanding opportunities to both students and educators. So, embrace the mobility,envisage the medium, concentrate on learning experience and get ready to mobilize the education process for abetter future…Cygnet Infotech provides mobile application development services for many industries including educationindustry. If you wish to know more about our services, write to us at inquiry@cygnet-infotech.com.Talk to us about using Mobile Solutions in EducationTel: (India) +91-79-30487400 | (USA) +1-646-915-0021Email: info@cygnet-infotech.comWeb: www.cygnet-infotech.comA Cygnet Infotech Whitepaper : Mobile Solutions for the Education Industry

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