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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Poll: 45% of Educators Say Mobile Device Usage in Class Produce Positive Outcomes

Non-profit group Project Tomorrow released a new survey, which suggested that schools are increasingly allowing students to use mobile devices during school days. The 12th annual Speak Up Research Project surveyed thousands of educators from 8,000 schools and 431,000 students to achieve a better understanding of how mobile devices impact learning, Kristin Decarr of Education News reported.

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A recent poll suggested that schools are increasingly integrating the use of mobile devices in the classroom. It was also found that 45 percent of educators said allowing students to use these devices produced positive results, while nearly 75 percent of students believe every student should use a mobile device in school for learning.

Findings revealed 45 percent of educators said allowing students to use these devices produced positive results, while nearly 75 percent of students believe every student should use a mobile device in class for learning. In addition, 24 percent of students would like to take online classes.

"We definitely have seen an increased sense of urgency around how to effectively use digital tools and content to be able to impact student learning," Project Tomorrow CEO Julie Evans said while presenting the data at a Congressional briefing.

"There isn't one recipe for implementing digital learning, particularly personalized learning. ...As part of that, we're seeing more and more use of digital content," Evans added.
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Source: iSchoolGuide


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