What Makes a Good Educational App? (Part 6)
Part VI: Free from grammatical errors
The 6TH and final blog installation in our 6-part series will focus on an educational app being grammatically free from errors.
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As a recap oF the series on key elements of a quality educational app, we surmised that for technology to stand out it must: motivate and engage through progression and the use of levels in gamification, keep track of, and visually report, the learner’s progress, be suitable to the ability level of the user , give personalized feedback and allow for collaboration and/or comparison through virtual socialisation.
Last, but certainly not least, an educational app must be free from grammatical errors.
This factor almost goes without saying, but is no less important for the success of an app.
Much has been published about the declining standards of grammar in the current generation of learners. The source of this decline has been credited to the increased use of social media and all the different types of mobile communication. Ironically, the salvation of grammatical standards has to come from the very devices being blamed for its downfall.
This means the standards of an educational app’s language have to of top notch. App developers must make sure to proofread and have their content edited with the most detailed eye for precision.
An educational app lacking in correct grammatical content renders itself obsolete in terms of quality and reach. If developers expect their technology to be adopted in the long run by schools and teachers,they must consider grammar and spelling to be of the highest importance.