Tapping Into Mobile Learning

Tapping into Mobile Learning

Another infographic, this time looking into how we can tap into mobile learning. Some figures from the infographic for you:

  • Only 17% of surveyed schools state that children are required to use mobile or portable devices in the classroom, and only 16% allow BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Whether this is 16% of the previous 17% who allow the use of mobile devices or 16% of everyone surveyed is not clear.
  • Parents view the use of the use of mobile devices are used more effectively in early years classrooms to promote curiosity than in later years, but it is still significantly higher than for other uses, e.g. to foster creativity, to teach languages or reading.
  • Parents of children who are being encouraged to use mobile devices are more positive about the learning and educational potential of mobile learning. Notable differences in how parents view their child’s performance between those classrooms where mobile learning is required, to those where it is not, shows the biggest divide.
  • 2/3 or parents think schools should help students use devices safely.
  • 2/3 also agree that the very same mobile devices can distract children from learning.
  • Parents aren’t waiting for schools to catch-up: 45% plan to buy, or already have bought, a mobile device for their child’s learning.
  • 3/4 of children have access to a smartphone in the home (65% of children use it daily).
  • 4/5 of children have access to a laptop computer (half of the children use it daily).
  • 1/4 of children have access to an eReader (1/3 of the  children use it daily).
  • Nearly 1/2 of children have access to a tablet (1/2 of the children use it daily).
  • 1/3 of families own iPod Touch (27% of children use it daily).

The infographic also reports on the “positive values of mobile apps and content”, with younger children showing greater enthusiasm over mobile apps, with the following learning benefits being identified:

  • Curiosity towards learning
  • Reading skills
  • Math skills
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving skills
  • Science skills
  • Foreign language skills
  • Makes learning fun
  • Current events
  • Responsibility

Tapping Into Mobile Learning
Infographic: Tapping into Mobile Learning