21ST century is apparently technology booming age. Several technologies are increasingly on demand and are available to the masses. The quest for consumers to get the latest version of each technology is enormous. That means that people can’t get enough of it. There is increasingly research and development of these technologies to enhance its features.
The birth of IPhone 5 kept a lot of consumers in a single file for hours waiting patiently to buy the latest version of one of the world’s most highly innovative technology. I like this smart phone and will like to incorporate it in my practice as an adult educator because: it is portable and has Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface features (Siri) that can talk and respond to you. It can video, take pictures, downloads and plays music, sends and receive email, receive visual voice mail, play games, has GPS and a lot more. It also enables social networking such as Facebook, twitter and so forth. The touch screen features can also help learners with disability to learn and also develop their motor sensory skill. It is an amazing learning tool.
Furthermore, students can use it as a device for flipped classroom. They can learn from wherever they are. They can use it for research purposes and looking up topics and words they do not understand. In fact iPhone 5 is homework helper if properly utilized. It will get learners connected with instructors. In fact iPhone 5 can help people from other parts of the world like my country in Africa that do not have access to computers in their homes. They can only access computers by going to cyber café; hence, with iPhone 5 they could browse the internet wherever they are and get connected with other parts of the world.
The world is enriched with numerous technologies, in fact, in a world where our students will hold between 12 and 14 jobs by the time they reach 38 years old, it is so imperative we develop them a kind of network literacy to guide them in this process (Richardson, 2010).
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As a tablet of medication brings healing to mankind so does the Tablet computer bring knowledge to learners. It is portable and has amazing features such as taking pictures and video. Educators can also use it in a flipped classroom. It has a multi-purpose function which helps all learners including learners with autism. It has several Apps that help with learning and social networking. It has sound effects and could video too.
In addition, learners can easily interact with other learners by using the streaming video. It also has E-books such as Kindle and Nook which help learners to get school books easily. All of these technologies allow students and teachers to contribute their own ideas and work to the larger body of knowledge that is the web (Richardson, 2012). This technology promotes cleaner environment because it reduces waste of paper.
I think adult educators should incorporate the Tablets computers in their practice. As educators use the Tablet computers we’re doing something that could be meaningful to us (Laureate Education, Inc., 2012c). It helps educators to educate others and also educate
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Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012c). Mobile learning. Baltimore, MD: Author
Richardson, W. (2010). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.