Authors

1 Assistant Professor-cum-Junior Scientist, Department of Extension Education, Bihar Agricultural College, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour-813 210, Bihar

2 Chairman, Department of Extension Education, Bihar Agricultural College, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour-813 210, Bihar

Abstract

The teledensity in India is estimated at 74.50 per cent (January, 2014) with an increase in subscriber base each day. No other revolution in the mankind has transformed the communication scenario to the extent as done by the mobile technologies. India has the fastest growing telecom network in the world with its high population and development potential base. Education is at a critical juncture in India. It is vital for workforce development and economic prosperity, yet is in need of serious reform so as to provide all the skills needed for a 21st century economy. Widespread use of smart phones by students has provided multiple opportunities to benefit from the mobile technologies at hand in a virtual self-paced environment. Mobile learning represents way to address a number of educational problems. The use of mobile technologies in education is the missing link which if properly harnessed has the potential to revolutionize the educational scenario of the country. Mobile devices, used in conjunction with near universal 2G/3G wireless connectivity, are essential tools to improve learning for students. This paper deals with the use of mobile technologies in the educational sector which can be implemented easily by the policy makers and implementing agencies to transform education on the whole, to engage students in a fruitful manner for bringing desired changes in the educational outcomes in agricultural section.

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