What the students say about digital learning
An MB Learning report surveyed 220 students, aged between 14 and 18, in 55 schools across Great Britain. The results were – perhaps predictably – inclined favourably to technology. Ninety five percent of students said that digital technology helped them to learn independently, while 70 percent said it made learning more exciting.
Seventy-four percent of those surveyed believed that everyone should have the opportunity to study interactively online as part of their digital education.
It shouldn’t be forgotten that teenagers might argue that sweets and cola could help them study; nevertheless, the research highlights the fact that technology is all-pervading and will inevitably be a huge part of their future careers.
We need to be smart about how we use smart devices in education. Rather than being seen as a barrier to learning, smart devices should be leveraged for their benefits, and educators should demonstrate how technology can be used for productive and valuable experiences as well as its wider use for entertainment and social networking.
By weaving technology into and throughout the curriculum, establishments will be putting their younger teachers and also all of their learners at ease – and motivated by the fact that they have the right tools they need to teach and learn; the same types of tools they use in their everyday environment outside of learning spaces. Why should education resist technology and in turn, get left behind, with demotivated students and teachers in tow?
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