The Impact of Mobile Technology on College Life and Education

You would have to agree that mobile phones are the most common device all over the world. But do you know where mobile phones have the most impact? Colleges. 

It could simply be because young people need phones way more than their older counterparts. But it is also because younger generations get the most out of phones. They can access social media apps, utility apps like notebooks, and many more. 

We are writing this article to explore the impact of the useful mobile phone on students. Yes, they are very useful, but like most things, they do have their downsides. As a student, you can check out and get a detailed paper on the pros and cons of mobile technology for reference.

But for now, let’s start understanding the impact.

How fast does it take to return search results on Google? With a reliable internet connection, this takes seconds. Whatever queries you have or whatever information you need, you have it literally in your hand. Or maybe your pocket. Maybe you want to call your parents to tell them about that Math paper you just aced. 

It’s pretty easy with a phone, right? Imagine using snail mail. This is what we mean by convenience. It is now easier to access many functions than let’s say twenty-five years ago. The advancements have gone further now. You can tell the weather, set alarms and reminders, and download movies, all on one device.

  • Advancements in Education.

Additionally, mobile phones are key in education systems being advanced. A few years ago, the only way to study was physically going to campus and sitting in class. Now, the number of schools with online programs is simply astounding. 

And while most students can afford to get laptops or desktops, some can’t. And they use phones. Because they can still access campus on their phones, many students are now hybrid students. They are either traveling or working all the while studying.

  • Access to the Modern World.

We also note that with mobile phones, a student can have access to the rest of the world. The days of being sheltered and unaware of what is going on in the rest of the world are gone. 

Moreover, students can now contribute their ideas and solutions to many world issues such as pollution, healthcare, and many others. The world stands to develop more because we are all connected through mobile phones.

However, mobile technology has downsides as well.

Because students find educational resources through their phones, they also notice the sites offering movies without cost. Or maybe the world of social media is too interesting to remember to put their phones down in class. 

Many find themselves drawn in and can’t focus on their studies. So in as much as it is a technological advancement, discipline is required to benefit from studying on the phone.

With organizations and individuals putting out information on the internet, how do you tell what is right and what’s not? 

Sometimes, students cannot do this. If you are not keen you can end up using the wrong resources for class. Some information on the internet is not verified. No doubt you need to only use information from organizations’ sites like the government or scholarly publications.

Years ago, when exams were in-sitting and no phones were available or not allowed, cheating was a feat. It was not like you could sneak out of an exam, go to the library, and rifle through books to find answers. You had to rust your brains. 

Now, with phones and quick internet, students can find answers to all questions on their papers. So while they post great grades, they really do not know a thing.

Wrapping Up.

Mobile technology is an amazing invention. And the benefits are many. However, it is also clear that it does have its problems. 

Originally posted 2023-05-26 01:36:20.