Education system and its methodologies have been changing since the introduction of technology. Initially there used to be a big pile of books containing lots of information regardless of their necessity for the reader. Books are more of a generic product for a specific domain of subject. So, to filter the vast content according to the understandability and to present a more segregated form of knowledge, concept of E-learning was introduced. E-learning provides distant access to educational data, in a formatted manner with the use of a computer.
mLearning, an advancement in the concept of education system, merges the facility of both distant accesses with anytime and anywhere access to information using some hand-held device like a smart-phone, tablet or PDA etc.
mLearning involves various curriculum of an education system, which makes it a more versatile tool in the field of teaching and education. Some key benefits, which make it a tool of future of education system are:
mLearning helps in utilizing the spare time of routine of an individual for the learning activities. It also supports the rapid answering for different queries which a user could post on variety of forums available online and can enhance their knowledge base. The information availability is supported in favor of the learner according to his level of expertise for a particular subject. This creates a hierarchy of the different levels of information, which user can grasp as his knowledge about the subject increases during the learning process. This helps in minimizing the confusion for the learner, as sometimes un-managed content is difficult for a user to understand. Presenting the content or knowledge at correct point of time, when user is capable to understand the meaning and relative points in the context of the subject helps in learning better.