Why mobile communication is important to student?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would say that mobile technology is important to students for a variety of reasons.  The first is a safety concern.  Students are able to keep in touch with loved ones through phones and mobile technology.  When we are forced to think of the horrible moments of school tragedies and traumas involving shootings and emergency situations, students being able to have phones and initiate contact is of vital importance.  On a larger level, there are initiatives in technology which are making student participation through texting answers to teacher generated questions part of the learning process.  This helps to create a realm where student based technology is integrated into teaching and learning.

M.P. Ossa eNotes educator| Certified Educator

For young people, instant gratification is a plus, as well as to create social connections. Mobile communication offers you the best of both worlds: Instant communication, portable, and consistent. No more waiting periods, and always handy in case of an emergency. Mobile communication is not a fad, nor a tendency of young people, but an actual fantastic resource that goes with you wherever you go, and that is probably why its usage is so rampant among youths.