Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Technology Has Net Positive Impact on Education

Has technology improved the way you educate students in your classroom?

According to a May 2011 CompTIA study, IT Opportunities in the Education Market, 78% of educators surveyed say that the “proliferation of technology has had a net positive impact on overall education results, processes and performances. Among the positive impacts, 65 percent of educators said students are more productive today than they were three years ago due to the use of technology.”

Respondents to the CompTIA survey included colleges, universities, and K-12 schools. In all three groups, educators said the main reason behind their technology purchases is the desire to improve the overall education experience for students.

Classroom management software is one of the top technologies used by educators, with 70% saying they use it or will use it in the next 12 months. Classroom management tools, like those found in LabSim Reporting, help educators better understand students’ understanding of course content and where they may need follow-up instruction.

According to CompTIA analyst Carolyn April, technology in schools has advanced “how students learn, how teachers teach, and how efficiently and effectively educational services can be delivered.” April said that technologies such as tablets, netbooks, interactive whiteboards, and wireless solutions are furthering the reliance on IT by the education market.

What other technology implementations have helped students in your classroom? Please leave a comment or send an email to experience@testout.com.

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