Survey: Mobile Devices Have Positive Impact on Student Learning

Mobile devices are well on their way to becoming an integral part of K-12 instruction, and they are having a noticeably positive impact on students’ learning experiences. These are the major findings from a recent survey conducted by MDR’s EdNET Insight service on behalf of Mimio.

Key findings include:

  • 75 percent of respondents indicated that their districts or schools were purchasing the devices for use by select grade levels or in specific content areas, rather than the more universal approaches of 1:1 implementation and BYOD programs.
  • 78 percent of respondents anticipate that mobile devices will be useful tools for the Common Core Assessments in the 2014-15 school year.
  • Among those considering future technology implementation, 82 percent would consider adopting the iPad, while 35 percent of respondents chose Chromebooks.
  • 85 percent reported “increased engagement.”

The largest percentage of respondents reporting a negative impact was just one third (33 percent), and the problem was the management of the devices or their applications, rather than an instruction-driven issue.