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Teacher poll finds digital learning can boost exam results

A new poll of 1000 teachers by YouGov for Virgin Media Business has found that more than one third believe interactive technology unlocks creativity.

A new poll of 1000 teachers by YouGov for Virgin Media Business has found that more than one third believe interactive technology unlocks creativity.

A quarter said they thought smartphone and tablet use for learning purposes could boost exam results.

Slightly more than a quarter of the teachers surveyed already allow their pupils to use their smartphones or tables in class.

“Generation Tech reveals how technology and digital learning is proving an ever-more important part of our education system,” said Peter Kelly, managing director of Virgin Media Business.

“Not only does tech support teachers and improves their ability to teach, but it also unlocks pupils’ creativity and ultimately improves grades.”

Director of Techknowledge for Schools, Mary Palmer, commented:

“It’s encouraging that a quarter of teachers are confident about the impact of digital learning, but we’d like that confidence to be much higher. Our own rolling research programme in 45 pioneering schools at the forefront of (1:1) mobile device use tells us that most teachers genuinely value the difference mobile devices are making when integrated fully into everyday teaching (as a result of carefully planned investment, not random use), but that they also need continuous training and guidance themselves to ensure that the impact is as useful to educational and character development as it can be.”

Find out more about in our blog post Using Tech in Schools – It IS Helping, So Let’s Help Our Teachers.

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