CDW-G Survey Finds “Learn Now, Lecture Later” Model Emerging in Education

According to “Learn Now, Lecture Later,” a new report released by CDW-G today, nearly half (47 percent) of teachers surveyed said they are moving beyond the lecture-only model, and 71 percent of students and 77 percent of teachers say they are using more classroom technology today than just two years ago, including laptops/netbooks, digital content and learning management systems. Other technologies are on the rise in the classroom, too, including smartphones, student response systems and blogs.

CDW-G surveyed more than 1,000 high school and college students, teachers and IT professionals to understand how different learning models, such as hands-on and group projects, independent study, virtual learning and one-on-one tutoring, are impacting high school and college classrooms. CDW-G also sought to further understand the role that technology plays in helping students and teachers maximize their time in the classroom.

Despite the challenges, students and teachers are open to moving away from lecture only, with requests coming in many forms. CDW-G’s Learn Now, Lecture Later identified requests for:

  • More help: Seventy-six percent of IT professionals report increased teacher requests for help with technology integration and related professional development
  • More tech: High school and higher education teachers both want laptops, netbooks, tablets and digital content to help them move away from the traditional lecture model
  • More IT: IT professionals noted that in order to support a change in instruction, their institutions need to add or improve servers/storage, wireless infrastructure and cloud computing

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