The future is here. How will the iPad and other digital devices change my learning experience?

Topics: Internet, English language, World Wide Web Pages: 2 (382 words) Published: October 20, 2013

I once read an amusing practical joke on-line when I was lying cosily in my bed doing some research on the difference between American English and British English using my daddy’s 7-inch tablet: “My graduation speech – I wanna thank Google, Wikipedia, and whoever the hell invented copy and paste. Students’ lives are gonna be a piece of crap if Google, Wikipedia; copy and paste didn’t exist. I am right, ain’t I? Cheers.” From this joke, apparently we could predict a future filled with Internet and digital devices.

In this age of information and communication technology, learning can be so much fun and convenient. Gone are the days when people needed to go to the library to gain knowledge. Now all that is needed is only a few buttons with digital devices some without buttons.

I ‘read’, ‘write’, and ‘ask’ wherever and whenever as long as I have the tablet and Internet access. I no longer have to bring a pile of books such as notebook, textbook, exercise book, and most importantly dictionary. All these dusty books have to give way to the mighty digital devices which will allow colour, sound and variety to be built into learning.

Thanks to the recent advances in technology (not ironic), learning can go on outside the classroom. Homework, too, can take on a new character and even be made appealing. I ‘ask’ my friends and even ‘consult’ my teachers on-line when I have difficulty in learning. The advantages the digital devices bring are innumerable. I am told that my parents kept their reference books near their desks for convenience. However, I keep only one tablet, in my pocket.

As a matter of fact, the most favourite part of these digital devices is the countless ‘app’. ‘App’ is a software designed to assist user in performing specific tasks like accounting, graphics and of course education.

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