Long have passed the days when people were consciously appreciative of the first e-book readers and laptops. Today, mobile learning has become more of a basic human right, rather than a luxury. Today, we can read about the news on the display panel of a modern refrigerator or just talk to a smart “home assistant” device, which can give us all the information we need. We live in the age of convenience, and mobile learning has become as common as water. Today, we take an extensive look at what awaits m-learning in the possible future.
The Ultimate Future – Integrated Neural Network
Just like straight out of a science fiction novel, there have been numerous cases of microchips being implanted into the human brain. Usually, those procedures have been made for medical purposes, as to assist patients with a severe diagnosis such as Parkinson’s disease, strokes, etc. So far, the extent of implantable technology to the point where it’s used for electro-stimulation of the brain or the recording of the neural activity.
Now imagine how mobile learning in the classroom would change, if this technology is developed to the point that besides reading, and electrostimulation, it could be used to write new information directly onto the human brain. A teacher would simply upload the lesson in the school’s “Neural Network”, and all students which are a part of the class would already know it. One thing is for sure – if the technology does progress to that point, textbooks and even today’s “smart devices” would already be in a museum.
Another Industrial Revolution is On its Way
The technological progress of society is characterized by constantly discovering more convenient means for production. The hydraulic jack, engines, computer chips – those and many other technological examples represent billions of hours of physical and mental labor, compressed into the items we use today. With the discovery of new technology, there is a much stronger need for faster learning; therefore, new mobile learning methods are developed for workers that need to learn the ropes fast.
Artificial Intelligence Already Plays a Vital Role
While in the past we had to adjust to our m-learning sources, today things are much different. With the introduction of consumer-grade Artificial Intelligence, technology can learn and adapt to our learning process, therefore providing us with more relative information in a “personalized” manner. This, in turn, allows us to learn and understand faster than ever before. This level of technology is already present in the phones and computers we use today!
Knowledge – from Power to Convenience
M-learning is here to stay. While simply having knowledge in the “before times” counted as power, today’s technology has turned it into “convenience”. The newfound power of mobile learning today isn’t found in its quantity, but rather in the speed it can be performed. Humanity wants to know more about everything, but it doesn’t have the time for it – therefore the means of education need to evolve alongside technology, and they do. The future of the mobile learning principle is clear – the newer, the faster, the better.