How Students Use Their SmartPhone

Do you have a student as a friend? Or as a child? Most times, the student population often comprise of teens and young adults. They spend long hours on their gadgets including their mobile phone. But have you ever wondered how students use their smartphones for academic purpose?

Oftentimes, parents of students wonder why their children are so glued to their mobile phones. They think their children (mostly teens and young adults) are just wasting their time on their mobile phone, possibly chatting or playing games on  it. While young adults and teens may spend much time chatting and playing games on their mobile phone, there are several things they can do with their mobile phone that can help them academically.

Top 5 Things Students Use Their SmartPhones For Academic Purpose

Here are the top 5 ways students can use their smartphone for academic purpose

1. Connect With Classmates And Lecturers

Academics involve sharing knowledge. You can not only rely on reading books to excel in your academics. You need other like-minded people like yourself. Some of them are your lecturers and your classmates. With your smartphone, you can call your classmates and lecturers about various things such as when to submit an assignment, what test you have when (if you have forgotten the date , time or course) etc. You can also connect with them to be better at courses you are not so good with as well as connecting with them. 

Do you know the best thing about connecting with your classmates? It is very easy to learn new things within a shorter period and it is also easy to master things you have also learnt. Also, you can teach your classmates things you are familiar with and also do group work together online without being together in the same physical location provided all of you are paying attention and ready to work together.

With your smartphone, you can be in touch with your lecturers, ask for extension of the deadline if you have reasons why you may not be able to make the deadline and also you can submit your assignment with it. Do you know some lecturers also conduct tests online? These tests are graded by the way in case you thought otherwise, they really are.

2. Read Your Books

We are in a digital age and because of that a lot of things are done digitally. Learning is also possible to achieve using digital tools and platforms in this current age. With your smartphone, you can read your textbooks and other ebooks relevant to your academics which are in different softcopy versions such as PDF, doc etc. 

Do you know that most students prefer reading the  softcopy version of their textbooks to the hardcopy version? Do you know that people are able to read their note in softcopy by either taking a picture of it or scanning it using a scanner and then converting it into a pdf format? Well, that is how comfortable students have now become with softcopy versions.

Also, because of the epileptic power supply in school and exam period, students are forced to depend on softcopy versions of their notes or textbook at night which is a time most students find convenient to read their book. 

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3. Attend Online Lectures Or Tutorials

Ever since the advent of COVID-19, most tertiary institutions have started having lecturers online. They use platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, etc. Most students are not able to join with a laptop or PC because it may not be available at the moment or because it is not so convenient for them to do so at that time or period. 

Students are also able to attend tutorials at their location by creating a Google Meet link for it. The good part of online lectures or tutorials is that the host can record it and share it for others to watch again or for those that missed it to watch it at a later time. This is almost impossible during physical lectures that are held at most tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

4. Find Information Online

A bad student is a student who does not try to find more information about what he has been taught. If you want to be a good student, you need to get more knowledge. Places where people get information are several. You can get text based information or video based information. Search engine platforms such as Google and YouTube have made life so easy for students that they do not need to enter the library before they get the information they need.

Do you know that most students do a web search at least once on a new topic they just learnt before they submit an assignment for it? Yes, that is very true. While finding information is very easy now, the bad part is it has made many students lazy as they hope to get all the information they want from one source. Students are expected to do project work before they graduate from a tertiary institution as a graduate. They are expected to find information and use it to aid their own work while giving credit to whom credit is due to. With your mobile phone, you can easily achieve this and do it.

5. Do Or Submit Assignment Online

It is expected of students to do their assignment and submit it within the stipulated time given by the lecturer. Students perform better in assignments than tests because they have access to more resources and they are not under any pressure (time) while doing it. Some assignment submissions are done either by uploading the assignment to a particular online location or by sending it to a particular email address. Doing this signifies you have submitted your assignment and the lecturer can mark it at a later time.

The good thing about submitting your assignment online (if you sent it to an email) is that you can retrieve it and check the content in the future. 

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How Students Use Their SmartPhones For Academic Purpose

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