Why Podcasting is Primed For Mobile Learning Infographic
As our world becomes more connected, podcasts are becoming the driving force behind a shift in the way we learn. Technological advances are allowing educators to interact with their students with more engaging content than ever before. The best part is that these changes not only increase learning rate, retention, and recall, but are reaching millions of new students every year. This is mobile learning. Mobile learning incorporates mobile technology into the learning process for the benefit of the student. It is not just limited to the classroom; mobile learning can take place in your office, living room, or during your commute to work. Mobile technology, in the form of cell phones and tablets, is the fastest spreading technology in human history. While mobile technology is helping some educators reach around the globe, it’s helping others better engage with the students in their classrooms. The Why Podcasting is Primed For Mobile Learning Infographic presents how mobile learning is changing the education experience in America and podcasting is leading the charge.
Human mobility will continue to increase
- The global wearables market will grow 348% to 148 million units shipped annually in 2019.
- Smartwatches will account for 70% of total wearable devices by 2019.
- Mobile is global there are roughly 2.3 billion mobile internet cell phone subscribers in the world
Mobile learning is redefining education
In 2020, the mobile learning market is estimated to reach $70 billion
Mobile learning is accessible
- 77% of families have at least one smartphone at home
- 45% have at least one tablet
- Audio content is cheaper to produce than apps or textbooks - the price of textbooks has risen more than 800%. Making textbooks inaccessible to developing countries.
Podcasting is the best medium for mobile learning
- 63% of all podcasts were consumed through mobile devices
- 86% of school and district administrators said mobile learning increases student engagement
- Podcasting improves the student/teacher relationship
- In a recent survey, 97.5 % of students reported that podcasting improved peer communication and broke down barriers between learners and lecturers.
- After 2 weeks, people are 2x more likely to remember something they heard than read.