OUR RESEARCH

Teachers’ attitude to the use of mobile technology in classroom

This new research is part of our rolling Transforming Learning research and examines attitudes and challenges facing mainly secondary schools teachers who teach with tablets and other mobile devices daily or weekly.

Using a qualitative methodology, including ethnographic observation, the Transforming Learning project looked at the way in which teachers and students adapt to new ways of teaching and learning when 1:1 mobile digital devices are used in class.

An important finding is that teachers believe that using mobile technology in class can have a positive impact on a wide range of students’ skills, however teachers require ongoing training and support to ensure the benefits are maximised.

These findings have now been quantified following interviews with 361 teachers in 21 schools. The research looks at the attitude of teachers towards using one-to-one mobile technology in teaching, the challenges they face when using the technology and their need for training and support.

You can download either the management summary or full report from the links on the right.