Technology has become an important element in almost every aspect of people’s lives

Technology has become an important element in almost every aspect of people’s lives. It
has been integrated into the educational process over and over again throughout the years and
has given newer and better tools to help facilitate learning. One such tool, the Internet, has given
the area of distance education digital steroids that have propelled online learning into a major
league status. In keeping up with emerging technologies, schools are now hoping to incorporate
mobile learning into both their traditional and distance classes. Many universities are creating
mobile apps to allow students to participate in their classwork in and out of the classroom
(Olavsrud, 2011). The question for educators becomes whether mobile apps are valid and
valuable tools or unneeded additions to their curriculums