Don’t Be Afraid Of Change: Don’t Fix It If it’s Not Broken!
Change is a common process that happens throughout all our lives. It’s necessary and important – it has to happen, regardless of what we think. Sometimes, we have no say on what changes and how it does that. It’s easier to accept it and change with it.
The regular saying of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is the result of so much stagnation in progression and development. It’s never been about trying to fix something, but about making it better and more efficient. We have various types of medium to inform and educate us. Things like television, mobile devices (laptops, smartphones etc), radio, watches and our wallets occupy our minds in such a draining way. However, enough is never enough and there is always someone who thinks “No, this is not enough – we need more”. We have all of these features and aspects efficiently wrapped up in one place, in a smartphone. The smartphone is now used by billions all over the world.
The traditional ways are great, but it’s important that we keep evolving as humans. Many people are scared to find and explore new ways to learn. But what if there is a quicker way, we can access our brains and store more information for longer? There is - and it’s easily accessible.
Various professionals have spent years perfecting it, and have discovered that Mobile Learning and the introduction of Educational Technology is most definitely the way forward. Life can be hectic, but now you can revise and study any topic whilst you’re on the move. You can read journals from the world’s best professors and lectures at the touch of a button. In the age where everything is instant, factors in education such as revision books have evolved away from the physical tradition of being held in your hand, flipping through the pages and writing down answers to the tests they set you.
As with books, the digital revolution has taken over to introduce electronic reading devices to read your books - and now with revision books, the ascension of mobile applications. The next stage for revision books has been its integration into mobile apps. These apps are mobile, on the go and can store a copious amount of content. Books aren’t needed as much anymore as these apps are cheaper and instantly reachable/easy-to-use because they download straight to your mobile phone/device. It doesn’t compare to the tradition of ordering huge textbooks online, or spending hours in a library searching for the best book that was taken out by someone else.
These interactive apps have the same text-based learning but now mix the content with video-based learning, flashcards, virtual worlds, rewards/achievements and tests. It’s a step up from what has been present in the past with revision books. It’s a step in the right direction and truly caters to the new generation of kids living in the digital world. Some of these children won’t know anything about traditional ways of learning, and will just be using these mobile apps from now on to learn.
Free apps like Revision App cater to this new audience and the instant fulfillment they need to feel from new information and content going directly to them to consume. The founder Jermaine Hagan believes that “It’s all about learning Smarter, not working Harder! Revision App is the pinnacle of working smarter, not harder. It is designed to help you remember more and proven to help you increase your grades by 20%. That’s a whole letter grade increase. Take a chance and try something new next time, whilst on the go!”