On March 2nd, the annual Mobile World Congress is being held in Barcelona. The thrilling four-day event is set to welcome tech-thusiasts from all walks of life, showcasing and exploring “the edge of innovation.” “Connecting billions of people to the transformative power of the Internet and mobilising every device we use in our daily lives”, last year’s MWC opened its doors to over 85,000 attendees, 4,500 CEO’s, 1,800 exhibitors, and 3,900 press members representing 1,700 media outlets from 84 countries. Next generation learning platform, Fishtree, is set to make an appearance at the event, exhibiting its incredibly innovative software that combines personalisation, collaboration, and analytics to form the ultimate in digital instructional tools.

But how is mobile technology making a difference to education? And how are we combining innovation in an attempt to form better solutions?

Breaking Down Barriers

Mobile learning and movements like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are continuing to transform the landscape of 21st century education. Breaking down traditional barriers, the use of mobile technology in both schools and higher education institutions has paved the way for unlimited learning solutions. With innovative tools that combine real-time and cloud-based features, educators are afforded a much more manageable workload, while every student is guaranteed a one-to-one experience.

From Personal to Personalised

Adaptive platforms like Fishtree are making the mobile device personalised, not just personal. Through incredibly intuitive software, the Fishtree system guides every student along an individualised learning path, generating personalised resources at each obstacle, and providing educators with the real-time insights they need to provide the right support, at the right time. With every learning experience tailored to the individual, easily accessible on any device, at any pace, mobile learning is being taken to extraordinary new heights.

Combining Innovation

The Mobile World Congress is helping to combine innovation by bringing together industry leaders in mobile technology and software. Elsewhere, we are combining the global efforts of technology providers, software engineers, and education leaders to infuse innovation into our education system(s). With technology and pedagogy working together, attempts are being made to transform the teaching and learning space, with revolutionary tools helping to reach out to every student, and bring about much needed reform.

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Find out more about how mobile technology and the latest #EdTech solutions are combining innovation at the Mobile World Congress, booth 7F70. Request a meeting at mwc@fishtree.com, or just stop by!

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Lorna Keane specializes in language teaching and has taught in second and third-level institutions in several countries. She holds a B.A in languages and cultural studies and an M.A in French literature, theory and visual culture. Follow her on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.

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