In ages past scholarship was a solitary, dogged pursuit that needed great tenacity to become proficiently learned, monks would labour over hand written books and the literate were few and far between with predominantly the privileged the only ones able to read.
With the rise of state sponsored education for all and emancipation towards a democratic society this changed over time and now we are at an exciting time when technology is once again changing education and great ideas and gadgets making it even easier to read and learn.
Shop Amazon's Gift Cards - Perfect Anytime Buy a Kindle Fire for example (Compare Kindle Fire vs Nook Fire in my previous articles) and you have access to several million book titles and the internet , one of the most transformative education tools there is.
Armed with this Android Powered mini-tablet you are easily able to access the many tools that universities and schools are popularising, both in app and website form. For example a Blackboard is no longer the dumb non-interactive slate of yesteryear , old school Victorian teachers would be very perplexed if you asked them for their Blackboard login ! No today's Blackboards are the thriving internet message boards hosted by schools and universities that give access to classtimes , exam results , university layouts and more. And it's a two way communication , because the educational establishment notice board can be used to both leave messages for the students and the students can also write Blackboard messages back to their tutors.
|UH : Modernising EducationThe University of Houston has a fine example of an interactive Blackboard , and is also represented in Android App form which can be accessed from the highly recommended Amazon Fire:|
University of Houston UH Blackboard features rapid access to courses; student grades; university calendar and educational announcements.
Getting an education has never been easier thanks to technology.