ICT in schools survey [Europe] http://bit.ly/1195Fka ICT in schools survey – many children not getting what they need; teachers need more training and support
The study was undertaken by European Schoolnet and the University of Liège. This is the third European survey of ICT in schools, and the first to survey students directly. The previous study (eEurope 2005) focused mainly on infrastructure provision; this study has broadened into how ICTs are used and perceived and competences in using ICT. The survey was carried out between January 2011 and November 2012 Findings are based on over 190,000 responses from students, teachers and head teachers of 27 countries.
Students and teachers in Europe are keen to "go digital", computer numbers have doubled since 2006 and most schools are now "connected", but use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) and digital skill levels are very uneven.
Only one in four 9 year olds studies at a 'highly digitally-equipped school' – with recent equipment, fast broadband (10mbps plus) and high 'connectivity' (website, email for students and teachers, local area network, virtual learning environment).
Young people 'prefer to read on screen' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-22540408 Young people are now much more likely to prefer to read on a computer screen rather than a printed book or magazine, according to a UK survey.
The National Literary Trust studied almost 35,000 eight- to 16-year-olds.
Its findings suggest a picture of young people who are now immersed in a screen-based culture.
As well as social networking and browsing websites, the study indicates almost a third of youngsters read fiction on online devices.
Technology is central to the lives of these youngsters - 97% reported having access to a computer and the internet at home, 77% said they had their own computer.
2013 Horizon.K12: The Interim Results http://www.nmc.org/news/2013-horizonk12-interim-results 2013 Horizon.K12: The Interim Results
The NMC is pleased to announce the interim results of the 2013 Horizon.K12 Project, as presented at the 2013 CoSN Conference in San Diego. The Horizon Project Advisory Board voted for the top 12 emerging technologies as well as the top ten trends and challenges that they believe will have a significant impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in global K-12 education over the next five years. These initial results will be compiled into an interim report, known as the "Short List," and described in further detail.
The "Time-to-Adoption Horizon" indicates how long the Advisory Board feels it will be until a significant number of schools are providing or using each of these technologies or approaches broadly.
Horizon Report 2013 Higher education Edition http://acreelman.blogspot.se/2013/02/and-winner-is.html Horizon Report 2013 Higher education Edition "he New Media Consortium's annual Horizon reports have become a sort of Academy Awards for educational technology and their release is met each year with a wave of excitement. Each year they nominate 6 technologies that will have a major influence on different sectors in education (higher education and school) in three time-to-adoption horizons: one year, 2-3 years and 4-5 years. They also highlight a number of current trends as well as identifying key challenges to education.
The trends they highlight are not surprisingly the spread of openness and the increase in informal net-based learning demonstrated most visibly by the MOOC explosion as well as many less visible but in many cases more innovative approaches (connectivist MOOCs, Peer 2 Peer University, Open Badges, Udemy etc). The challenges facing higher education tend to repeat themselves each year with the lack of systematic training in digital skills for faculty members in focus once again. Similarly there is a mismatch between universities' traditional structures and practices and the potential benefits of new technologies."
How Many Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom? http://mashable.com/2013/02/05/teachers-technology-infographic/ How Many Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom? Infographics
PBS Learning Media, in preparation for Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, Feb. 6, conducted a national survey of pre-K to 12th grade teachers to find out how many incorporate technology into their day-to-day classroom activities.
According to a press release, close to 74% of all teachers surveyed said they use digital resources — tablets, computers — to expand and reinforce on content in their classrooms.
Among the other highlights: 69% of those surveyed said educational technology helps them “do much more than ever before” for their students, with the most commonly used resources being online lesson plans, interactive web games and online articles.
iPad Scotland Evaluation Study http://www2.hull.ac.uk/ifl/ipadresearchinschools.aspx iPad Scotland Evaluation Study
The Technology Enhanced Learning Research group, led by Kevin Burden (Principal Investigator) based in the Faculty of Education, have recently completed the first national evaluation to investigate the use and impact of tablet technologies (in this case the iPad), across schools and homes in Scotland.
The study was based in eight schools and six local authorities across Scotland where iPad devices were being piloted to investigate a range of issues associated with the deployment of personal mobile devices as tools for teaching and learning. DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT
Student Technology Use Research http://www.crsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=10340 Newtown Middle School
Student Technology Use Research
Since 2006 a sample of 7th & 8th grade students have taken a technology use survey. The results can be viewed below. The survey was administered in the Spring each year in the computer lab under the direction of Mr. McNulty, the Computer Applications teacher. Sample group sizes varied from approximately 50-150 from each grade level.
Course Overview | Student Technology Use | Student Typing Speeds | Articles | Calendar | 7th Grade PowerPoint Shows | NMS Mosaic Project | Online Collaboration Projects | 7th Grade Peer Surveys | Today in Computer Class |
The Current State of Mobile Learning in Education http://edudemic.com/2012/08/state-of-mobile-learning-education/ The Current State Of Mobile Learning In Education
How many students are projected to use mobile devices by the year 2016? How many are using devices while learning right now? How much is spent every year on textbooks?
We now know the staggering results of these and other questions thanks to a report from T-Mobile. They showcased a handful of schools who are deploying devices and connected learning as part of a recent (mid 2012) gathering in Washington, D.C.
After examining the below infographic, the highlighted school initiatives, and the report from T-Mobile, it becomes clear that mobile learning is more than just the future. It’s the present.
There is a huge flux of students using devices to enhance learning right now.
Connected Learning Research Network http://clrn.dmlhub.net/ Connected Learning Research Network
This interdisciplinary research network is dedicated to understanding the opportunities and risks for learning afforded by today's changing media ecology, as well as building new learning environments that support effective learning and educational equity.
Our work focuses on a model of connected learning -- learning that is socially connected, interest-driven, and oriented towards educational opportunity.
Top m-learning (free) reports of 2012 http://moblearn.blogspot.com/2012/06/top-m-learning-reports-of-2012.html You know that mobile learning has hit the mainstream when the big guys start to get it … and 2012 is the year that this happened.
With solid reports, and reviews from UNESCO, GSMA and other global giants, as well as a flurry from mobile consultancies across the planet!
Here are a few of the best (free) reports ...
Measuring attitudes towards ICT in school http://bit.ly/LImu4L Measuring attitudes towards ICT in school
The aim of the surveys, which received responses from over 1,200 teachers, and 284,000 individual ratings from students, was to find out how both teachers and students would like to see educational technologies deployed.
The project carried out two surveys, designed to measure teachers’ and students’ attitudes to the use of technology in the classroom. The results of the surveys have been published, and are now available to download.
Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition http://www.nmc.org/news/its-here-releases-horizon-report-2012-k-12-edition The NMC Releases the Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition
This fourth edition in the annual K-12 series of the NMC Horizon Project examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative expression within the environment of pre-college education.
Pew Report On Teens and Online Video http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Teens-and-online-video.aspx Pew Report On Teens and Online Video
In a survey of 799 teens conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project between April 19 and July 14, 2011, the teens were asked about a number of online behaviors. The results for video-oriented activities are reported here. Among the findings: ..
- 37% of internet users ages 12-17 participate in video chats with others using applications such as Skype, Googletalk or iChat. Girls are more likely than boys to have such chats.
- 27% of internet-using teens 12-17 record and upload video to the internet. One major difference between now and 2006 is that online girls are just as likely these days to upload video as online boys.
- 13% of internet-using teens stream video live to the internet for other people to watch.
- Social media users are much more likely than those who do not use social media to engage in all three video behaviors studied.
37% Of U.S. Teens Now Use Video Chat http://tcrn.ch/INOOxC Study: 37% Of U.S. Teens Now Use Video Chat, 27% Upload Videos
According to a new study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 37% of teens now regularly use Skype, Apple’s iChat and startups like Tinychat to video chat with each other.
Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites http://bit.ly/wYSH4U Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites
Pew Report : These findings and others about teens' behavior and experiences on social network sites are based on seven focus groups with teens and a nationally representative survey of youth ages 12-17 and their parents.
As social media use has become pervasive in the lives of American teens, a new study finds that 69% of the teenagers who use social networking sites say their peers are mostly kind to one another on such sites. Still, 88% of these teens say they have witnessed people being mean and cruel to another person on the sites, and 15% report that they have been the target of mean or cruel behavior on social network sites.
ICT in schools 2008-11 [England & Wales] http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/ict-schools-2008-11 ICT in schools 2008-11 [England & Wales]
Since the Education Reform Act of 1988, information and communication technology has been compulsory for all pupils from 5 to 16 in maintained schools. This report draws on evidence from the inspection of information and communication technology in primary, secondary and special schools between 2008 and 2011. The use of ICT is considered as both a specialist subject and across the wider school curriculum.
The ICT curriculum and qualification routes provided by nearly half of the secondary schools surveyed were not meeting the needs of all students, especially at Key Stage 4.
Is this a "Could Do Better" Report?
Pew Report: tablets are changing consumer behavior http://bit.ly/rNJnvL Tablet takeover: Pew study shows how tablets are changing consumer behavior [infographic]
Tablet adoption is exploding in the United States and a new study conducted by Pew Research Center shows that 11% of consumers in the U.S. now own tablets just 18 months after Apple redefined the category in March of 2010. According to Pew’s survey of 1,159 tablet owners in the U.S., 77% of them use their tablets daily — about 90 minutes per day on average — and 53% of tablet owners use their slates to read news each day. 67% of owners in the U.S. use their tablets for general web browsing, and other popular activities include sending and receiving email (54%), social networking (39%), gaming (30%), reading books (17%) and watching movies and videos (13%).
Pew Study On Tablet http://huff.to/shnown Pew Study On Tablet Use Finds Tablet Owners Don't Want To Pay For News
The Little Data Book on ICT 2011 http://bit.ly/oHF85J The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2011
The Little Data Book presents at-a-glance tables for over 213 economies showing the most recent national data on key indicators of information and communications technology (ICT), including access, quality, affordability, efficiency, sustainability, and applications.
Can be read free online or purchased.
What Students Don't Know http://bit.ly/qhTUPt What Students Don't Know
The ERIAL (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries) project -- a series of studies conducted at Illinois Wesleyan, DePaul University, and Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois’s Chicago and Springfield campuses.
The goal was to generate data that, rather than being statistically significant yet shallow, would provide deep, subjective accounts of what students, librarians and professors think of the library and each other at those five institutions.
One thing the librarians now know is that their students' research habits are worse than they thought.
Pew: Half of U.S. adults now use social networks http://usat.ly/qdLkUj Pew: Half of U.S. adults now use social networks
A new study says half of all American adults are now (Summer 2011) on social networks, and use among Baby Boomers is growing.
Pew says its survey, which was released 26 Aug 2011, was conducted April 26 to May 22 2011 among 2,277 adults.
Top Internet Activities? Search & Email, Once Again http://selnd.com/r7lnBw Top Internet Activities? Search & Email, Once Again
A Portrait Of Who Uses Social Networks In The USA http://selnd.com/mQDx9B A Portrait Of Who Uses Social Networks In The US (And How Social Media Affects Our Lives)
Did you know that out of all social networking users 92% partake in Facebook, 29% participate on MySpace, 18% are on LinkedIn and Twitter is the least utilized network with just 13% usage? Or that males on LinkedIn nearly double the number of females, yet female usage of Twitter almost doubles male usage?
Pew Internet & American Life Project, a project of the Pew Research Center, launched a detailed report on how social networking affects our lives that contains these results andmore surprising information.
80 per cent of Children Under Age 5 Use the Internet http://mashable.com/2011/03/14/children-internet-stats Nearly 80 per cent of children between the ages of 0 and 5 who use the Internet in the United States, do so on at least a weekly basis, according to a report released from education non-profit organizations Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Sesame Workshop.
The report, which was assembled using data from seven recent studies, indicates that young children are increasingly consuming all types of digital media, in many cases consuming more than one type at once.
2011 Horizon Report http://www.educause.edu/Resources/2011HorizonReport/223122 2011 Horizon Report
Each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to five years. The areas of emerging technology cited for 2011 are:
Time to adoption: One Year or Less
| Electronic Books | Mobiles |
Time to adoption: Two to Three Years
| Augmented Reality | Game-based Learning |
Time to adoption: Four to Five Years
| Gesture-based Computing | Learning Analytics |
What is reasonable to expect from ICT in education? http://bit.ly/dKBhZW What is reasonable to expect from information and communication technologies in education?
This article outlines the considerations for implementation of massive computing access projects aimed at systemic low impact long term improvements through what we call “Technology Resource Centers”, where teachers and students may have access to ICT and additional technologies at their own pace and in their own terms.
Everyone uses email, but blogging is on decline http://usat.ly/g4cxmw Pew study: Everyone uses email, but blogging is on decline
Pew Internet has updated its data on how different generations are using the Internet for 2010, and the results clearly show that the older generations are catching up with younger Internet users, even surpassing them in some online activities.
New Host for Becta (UK) ICT Research Network http://www.naace.co.uk/ICTresearchnetwork_press New Host for Becta ICT Research Network
We are delighted to inform you that following a selection process we have invited the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) in partnership with Naace to offer the new provision for ICTRN. ALT and Naace are supported in this by the eLearning Network (ELN) the Mirandanet Fellowship, and the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (ITTE).
The work will be done on a pro-bono rather than funded basis.
The Internet Generation Prefers the Real World http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,710139,00.html The Internet Generation Prefers the Real World
They may have been dubbed the "Internet generation," but young people are more interested in their real-world friends than Facebook. New research shows that the majority of children and teenagers are not the Web-savvy digital natives of legend. In fact, many of them don't even know how to google properly.
School ICT lessons a 'turn-off', says Royal Society http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-10865856 School ICT lessons a 'turn-off', says Royal Society
Information technology lessons in UK schools are so dull they are putting pupils off the subject and careers in computing, top scientists warn.
The Royal Society said the situation would lead to an unskilled workforce and threaten the UK's economy.
Launching a study of how lessons might be improved, the society said the number of pupils in England doing ICT GCSE had fallen 33% over three years http://royalsociety.org/
Wealthy Have Laptops, the Poor Have Cell Phone http://bit.ly/cl2Ndu Pew Research: Wealthy Have Laptops, the Poor Have Cell Phone
2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition http://wp.nmc.org/horizon-k12-2010/ 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition ... a publication of The New Media Consortium
" ... examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative expression within the environment of pre-college education."
Each edition of the Horizon Report introduces six emerging technologies or practices that are likely to enter mainstream use in the educational community within three adoption horizons over the next one to five years.
Each report also presents critical trends and challenges that will affect teaching and learning over the same time frame.
Pew Internet ... Slideshare Channel http://www.slideshare.net/pewinternet Pew Internet ... Slideshare Channel
Pew Internet has shared a lot of their research reports about the internet and internet usage.
Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project
Digital Youth Rsearch http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/report Digital Youth Rsearch
We include here the findings of three years of research on kids' informal learning with digital media. The two page summary incorporates a short, accessible version of our findings.
The White Paper is a 30-page document prepared for the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Series. The book is an online version of our forthcoming book with MIT Press and incorporates the insights from 800 youth and young adults and over 5000 hours of online observations.
The Horizon Report: 2009 K-12 Edition Web Version http://wp.nmc.org/horizon-k12-2009/ he Horizon Report: 2009 K-12 Edition Web Version
The format of the Horizon Report reflects the focus of the Horizon Project, which centers on the applications of emerging technologies to teaching, learning, research, and creative expression
ICT in Education: (UK) : RM Reports http://www.rm.com/reports ICT in Education: (UK) : RM Reports
On this page you will find links to RM reports and research findings. For the full document use the links to view or download the full Acrobat PDF format.
Imagining the Internet http://www.elon.edu/e-web/predictions/about.xhtml The Elon University/Pew Internet Project site Imagining the Internet: A History and Forecast is a multi-section resource containing thousands of pages.
It exposes future possibilities while simultaneously providing a peek back at the past.
In it, you will find the words of thousands of people from every corner of the world, from today and from yesterday, making thousands of predictive pronouncements about the future of humankind.
Horizon Report (technologies in education .. what next?) http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2009-Horizon-Report.pdf The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the NMC’s Horizon Project, a long-running qualitative research project that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations.
Each edition of the Horizon Report introduces six emerging technologies or practices that are likely to enter mainstream use in learning-focused organizations within three adoption horizons over the next one to five years.
World Internet Project Report http://www.worldinternetproject.net/ World Internet Project 2008 findings from 13 countries and regions world-wide released this week highlight remarkable similarities alongside significant differences in the way users utilise and rely on the Internet.
The Future of the Internet III http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/270/report_display.asp The Future of the Internet III
A survey of internet leaders, activists and analysts shows they expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, artificial and virtual reality become more embedded in everyday life, and the architecture of the internet itself improves.
They disagree about whether this will lead to more social tolerance, more forgiving human relations, or better home lives.
Here are the key findings on the survey of experts by the Pew Internet & American Life Project that asked respondents to assess predictions about technology and its roles in the year 2020 .....
Digital Literacy The Next Generation User Skills Report http://tinyurl.com/6k2kwv Digital Literacy The Next Generation User Skills Report
In order to ensure the relevance and influence the ongoing enhancement of user ICT provision and the associated awards, Digital 2010 (the regional digital skills
partnership for Yorkshire & Humber) and the Scottish Qualifications Authority jointly
commissioned Sero Consulting Ltd in spring 2008 to undertake research in ICT User
The focus was exclusively on the vision for ICT user skills in 2013 – referenced as
‘Next Generation User Skills’ – taking account of .....
Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.4773437/ Time Spent Online Important for Teen Development
Results from the most extensive U.S. study on teens and their use of digital media show that America’s youth are developing important social and technical skills online – often in ways adults do not understand or value.
The research demonstrates that, although many young people are developing a broad range of sophisticated new literacy and technical skills, they are also facing new challenges in how to manage their visibility and social relationships online. Online media, messages, and profiles that young people post can travel beyond expected audiences and are often difficult to eradicate after the fact. The research suggests that this rapid pace of change presents challenges for both adults and kids as they struggle to keep up with technology and related social changes.