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Engaging and Empowering Today’s Student’s through Mobile Learning

  1. 1. Engaging and Empowering Today’s Students through Mobile Learning Highlights from theNational Speak Up Survey Results Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO January 13, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  2. 2. Big Questions for Discussion: What is the student vision for mobile learning? How is that vision being supported by educators and parents? What is their unique value proposition for mobile learning? What are the obstacles to realizing this student vision? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  3. 3. Big Questions for Discussion: What is the student vision for mobile learning? How is that vision being supported by educators and parents? What is their unique value proposition for mobile learning? What are the obstacles to realizing this student vision? How can we use this new energy around mobile learning to craft a new shared vision? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  4. 4. Context: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  5. 5. Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project Online surveys + focus groups Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education Institutions receive free report with their own dataCollect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs Analysis and reporting of findings and trends Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 2.6 million surveys since 2003 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  6. 6. Speak Up National Research ProjectKey Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2011 Students function as a “Digital Advance Team” Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning Students’ frustrations focus on the unsophisticated use of technologies within education Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults Exacerbation of lack of relevancy in current education © Project Tomorrow 2011
  7. 7. Emerging from the Speak Up research: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity © Project Tomorrow 2011
  8. 8. Emerging from the Speak Up research: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity This student vision for “technology enabled learning” mirrors how students want to learn in general © Project Tomorrow 2011
  9. 9. The Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  10. 10. The Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Mobile Un–tethered learning Learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  11. 11. Students and mobile learningBesides Internet research, how are students using technology for schoolwork? Using Emerging Technologies for Schoolwork Collaborate thru Facebook Use online databases Use online textbooks Gr 6-8 Play games Gr 9-12 Use mobile apps for school Following others via Twitter 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  12. 12. Students and mobile learningObstacles to using tech @ school?• 56% of students Gr 6-12 say “not being able to use my mobile device” is a major obstacle © Project Tomorrow 2011
  13. 13. Students and mobile learningObstacles to using tech @ school?• 56% of students Gr 6-12 say “not being able to use my mobile device” is a major obstacle High school students: • 49% have a cell phone • 50% have a smart phone • 21% have a tablet • 13% have a digital reader • 82% have an MP3 player © Project Tomorrow 2011
  14. 14. Students and mobile learningObstacles to using tech @ school?• 56% of students Gr 6-12 say “not being able to use my mobile device” is a major obstacle Solutions? “Let me use my own device” – 58% OR “Provide me with device I can use @school – 35% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  15. 15. Students and mobile learningLet’s talk about home access Students Self Reporting on Home Internet Access Broadband access Gr 6-8 Mobile device access Gr 9-12 School provided device 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  16. 16. Students and mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help you withschoolwork? A. Increase effectiveness of school: Check grades 81% Take notes for class 67% Access online textbooks 62% Write papers and do homework 56% Use the calendar 50% Learn about school activities 47% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  17. 17. Students and mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help you withschoolwork? B. Leverage capabilities to increase personalization of learning process: Anytime, anywhere research 72% Receive reminders & alerts 61% Collaborate with peers & teachers 55% Organize schoolwork assignments 53% Access school network from home 51% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  18. 18. Students and mobile learningExample: the student vision for the ultimate math class Middle school students say: Collaborate on problems with classmates 49% Play online math games 47% Text my teacher with questions 46% Use mobile device to video class work 33% Use mobile device to access online textbooks 31% Access animations and simulations 28% Work in virtual reality environments 23% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  19. 19. Students and mobile learningExample: the student vision for the ultimate math class Project K-Nect Class at Southwest High School © Project Tomorrow 2011
  20. 20. Views of parents, teachers & administrators What would be the benefits of mobile learning? Why Mobile Learning? Increases student engagement Extends learning beyond school day Personalizes learning Access to online textbooks Way to review materials after school 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Parents Teachers Principals © Project Tomorrow 2011
  21. 21. Views of parents, teachers & administratorsPrincipals: How likely are you this year to allowstudents to use their own mobile devices forinstructional purposes at school? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  22. 22. Views of parents, teachers & administratorsPrincipals: How likely are you this year to allowstudents to use their own mobile devices forinstructional purposes at school? Principals say: Likely Unlikely 22% 65% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  23. 23. Views of parents, teachers & administrators What is holding back greater adoption? Principals say: Concerns over theft of the devices 50% Concerns over network security 45% Digital equity concerns 43% Teachers’ skills 43% Distraction component of devices 40% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  24. 24. Views of parents, teachers & administrators What is holding back greater adoption? Teachers say: Distraction component of devices 75% Digital equity concerns 66% Concerns about cheating 35% Lack of skills and curriculum 27% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  25. 25. Views of parents, teachers & administrators Would parents purchase a mobile device for their child to use at school? Parents say: Likely Unlikely 62% 15% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  26. 26. Big Questions for Discussion: What is the student vision for mobile learning? How is that vision being supported by educators and parents? What is their unique value proposition for mobile learning? What are the obstacles to realizing this student vision? How can we use this new energy around mobile learning to craft a new shared vision? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  27. 27. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and serviceswould have the greatest positive impact on learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  28. 28. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and serviceswould have the greatest positive impact on learning? Are we all on the same page? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  29. 29. Creating a shared vision for mobile learning What technologies are in your ultimate school?Computer for every student Class chat rooms Tablets Online textbooks SmartphonesCollaboration tools 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Students Parents Teachers District Admin © Project Tomorrow 2011
  30. 30. What is the bottom line? Today’s studentswant learning that is: Enabled Engaging Empowered © Project Tomorrow 2011
  31. 31. The Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Mobile Un–tethered learning Learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  32. 32. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org• National Speak Up Findings and reports• Additional data analysis from Speak Up 2011• Presentations, podcasts and webinars• Evaluation services• Reports and white papers © Project Tomorrow 2011
  33. 33. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011.This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is grantedfor this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. © Project Tomorrow 2011

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