Imagine visiting libraries and referring bulkier hardcopies to retrieve data and information, every time, for learning and academics. Learning becomes more fun with a wider use of technological gadgets, which aid in learning and making life more convenient and productive. Almost all top rating schools in today’s world are flooded with such sophisticated technological gadgets which ease out the learning process of students.
These gadgets may be the latest and trendy Smartphones, Tablets, Notebooks, or any other handheld device for that matter. However, it isn’t handheld devices that are catching up the trend in college dorms and campuses, there are a variety of others too that make a difference in living. For a perfect beginning of the day, one needs to wake up early, and the ‘runaway alarm clocks’ make sure that they are being chased to be turned off. Such smart alarm clocks are designed for typically lethargic late-risers, who usually skip few important college sessions in the morning.
Those students who are dwelling in hostels and dorms have to live a very organized life, in order to manage academics with their leisure time. Handheld gadgets like tablet PCs and MP3 players can provide an element of fun while learning or relaxing. For those who like it quiet and calm, may opt for acoustic noise reducing headphones, which are more effective than the conventional ‘fiber or plastic’ ear plugs.
Project works have become quite simpler with the advent of information technology and newer electronic gadgets. Webcams, Camcorders, Smartphones, and Digital image capturing devices come with the ability to morph pictorial details, with relevant data and statistics, making project designing task, simpler and faster. Now-a-days a number of technological gadgets are available that come with a variety of collegiate applications. Jotting down notes during a lecture or workshop has always been a hectic and tedious job. Certain iPad apps are developed for the purpose of note-taking and recording of the lecture.
‘Note Taker HD’, ‘Penultimate’, ‘SoundNote’, ‘EverNote’, and ‘Bamboo Paper’, are examples of some of these apps that have attracted a lot of student attention. Smart pens, which come with a voice recording feature, can replay the recorded lecture for making corrections and revising noted-down content. The audio content along with textual data can be backed up on flash drives and hard drives for later use. Cloud based services can do a great job in backing up and synchronizing critical data, files and folders, and what better than ‘Dropbox’ for this purpose.
Uniquely designed mobile security software named ‘GadgetTrak’, allows users to keep a track of their electronic gadgets that carry vitally important data and references. This software makes use of the triangulation of ‘Wi-Fi’, ‘Cellular Network’, and Satellite aided ‘Global Positioning System’, to locate stolen or lost Smartphone, Notebook, Laptop, Tablets, Flash drive and other related electronic gadgets.
College life is quite hectic and stressful, application of advanced technology and ongoing innovations, has made the process of learning, interesting and exciting. Onset of the Twenty-First Century has witnessed major technological revolutions in communication technology. These developments make future prospects brighter and promising, as far as, college gadgets and their applications are concerned.