Teachers More Mobile Device Friendly
May 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
A recently released survey by Project Tomorrow highlights a positive change among teachers’ attitudes towards mobile learning. Despite this, 75% of teachers that use mobile devices still view the distraction factor as a concern for usage in the classroom.
The success of laptop one-to-one programs has prompted a big boost in interest in mobile learning across the education sector. Mobile devices allow for these programs to take place with a much lower overhead cost. The student survey results from Speak Up 2010 demonstrated that students have access to a wide range of mobile devices, with 44 percent of high school students stating that they have smart phone access, up 42 percent in the 2009 results.
However, while teachers have acknowledged that smart phones can be a great new educational tool, many are still concerned that the phones’ potential for distraction could be a negative.
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