Parents want schools to take better advantage of mobile

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A new survey from the Learning First Alliance and Grunwald Associates suggests that parents of young children, girls, and students who are required to use portable or mobile devices in school are more likely to see the educational potential of such devices.

The report, "Living and Learning with Mobile Devices: What Parents Think About Mobile Devices for Early Childhood and K-12 Learning," is based on a survey of parents with children aged three to 18 about their attitudes regarding portable and mobile devices as they relate to a range of learning benefits. For the purposes of the survey, mobile devices were defined as "wireless handheld devices that use Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G to connect to the Internet, many of which use an operating system such as iOS, Windows, or Android, and can run various types of apps." Portable devices include laptops, notebooks, netbooks, and ultrabooks.

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