The majority of parents now support mobile devices for learning, according to the results of Project Tomorrow’s Fall 2010 Speak Up survey released at a Congressional Briefing held in Washington, DC. The annual survey found that 67 percent of parents said they would purchase a mobile device for their child to use for schoolwork if the school allowed it, and 61 percent said they liked the idea of students using mobile devices to access online textbooks.
These numbers represent a dramatic shift in parents’ support of the use of technology in schools. In 2008 for example, only 21 percent of parents supported the idea of online textbooks; now in 2010, almost two-thirds of parents view online textbooks as a good investment to enhance student achievement.
The report can be found online: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_congress.html