Project Tomorrow’s surveyed K-12 students from the US and around the world, and found that:
- Students who have access to school-provided technology use digital resources at a more sophisticated level, place a higher value on technology as part of their learning process, and connect that technology to developing college and career skills.
- 47% of K-12 students have regular access to mobile devices in their classrooms.
- Over 60% of students in grades 6-8 with mobile device access are using these devices for online testing, creating presentations, and using Internet-based services.
- Almost 75% of students, regardless of whether or not they have school technology access, believe that every student should be able to use a mobile device during the school day for learning.
- 63% of students in grades 6-12 think that a blended learning environment would be a good way for them to learn.
- The student vision for a 21st-century educational experience is for learning that is socially based and collaborative, untethered from the traditional constraints or limitations of education institutions, and digitally rich in context and relevancy.
Speak Up (2014). Digital learning 24/7: Understanding technology – enhanced learning in the lives of today’s students: Speak Up 2014 national findings from K-12 students. Irvine, CA: Project Tomorrow.