Dell Releases In-Depth Report on Social Media’s Role in Education

Technology giant Dell recently conducted a study titled Innovation in Education: Public opinion poll of parents, teachers and students in which they shed some light on how students, teachers and parents feel about social media.

The study consisted of interviewing 1,575 students, teachers and parents in the United States, China and Germany. All those involved were questioned about their options and the role of technology in education and learning.

Some of the key findings from the study were:

  • More than 8 in 10 agree that technology makes learning easier.
  • 71% say students have access to more advanced technology at home than they do at school.
  • 53% say that we use too much technology in our daily lives, but 82% agree that there should be more technology in the classroom.
  • 83% of respondents globally believe technology gives students a more personalised learning experience.
  • 71% of respondents believe that learning outside of the classroom and beyond the school year is important.
  • 1 in 4 students say they access social media in the classroom on at least a daily basis.
  • About 6 of 10 U.S. respondents say they disapprove of students using social media in the classroom to share what they are leaning, while most Chinese respondents say they approve of social media for this purpose.

You can find the full study available as a PDF located at Dell’s site here.

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