Speak Up Reveals The Results Of Survey About Technology Trends In Education

The Speak Up held a survey about the use of latest technology in education and compiled its results on the opinions from different teachers, pupils, parents and administrators. The survey that also included community members reveals that the latest technology trends have a great influence in today's education; and both teachers and students are positively using its different tools to get help in their education related tasks. For instance, the trend of using videos to get help in homework is rising these days while mobile computing is as common as never before.

The most surprising thing about the survey is that most children are not using traditional computers for Internet connectivity at home. Interestingly, these were just three of the most important technology trends being used in their education tasks that were disclosed in a survey published in 2013.

The results were revealed by the Julie Evans, the head of Project Tomorrow at the FETC conference that took place last week. Here are a brief summary of the major technology trends being used in education.

1. Personal Use of Mobile and tablets

Personal mobiles beyond a doubt have an incredible use by almost everyone at the present. Having set up internet with the personal mobiles, most students overwhelmingly access the device instead using their traditional computers available at home.  Almost eighty-nine percent of students at high schools use Internet-connected smartphones whereas a 50℅ of pupils from class 3 to 5 have similar type of devices.  Besides, tablets and laptops top out at fifty and sixty percent respectively in term of students having access to the technology in their schools.

2. Internet Connectivity

Internet connectivity has an interesting idea of the ways how pupils generally access the Internet whenever they are home. The survey revealed a 64 percent of pupils made use of 3G or 4G enabled devices for getting internet connectivity while 23 percent of students connect via an Internet-enabled television or Wii console.

3. Using Video In Classwork and Homework

The trend of using videos as a major technology tool is rising over last years. According to the survey, a forty-six percent of teachers use videos to get help with their lecturers in classroom while a fifty percent of students access online videos to get help in their homework. In addition, there are a twenty-three percent of students who use educational videos created by their own instructors and teachers.

4. Using Different Tools for Different Tasks

The study admits that in the presence of a number of tools, it is not surprising that students choose best-fit solutions for their specific requirements. It was noted that they don't use one or a few tools for different tasks; instead the trend show them being savvier about benefiting the technology than ever. These tools include educational games to collaborate with educational stuff, mobile to get reminders, alerts, and education related pictures for assignments etc.

The survey found them using social media, videos and smartphones for better communication. There are e-readers who read text and articles online. They do write assignments, take important notes and do researches on their laptops. In the recent time, tablets are found to be their second or third option to have help in their educational assignments. Students like the devices but they are focusing on using the right tool for right task in line.

5. Online Learning

The Speak Up says the students are increasingly taking interest in online learning, and also cite their desire to have more opportunities to learn from the Internet. Mathematics was the one of the subjects that students chose most to learn from online resources besides learning languages and science as a subject. 

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