Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Research on Student's and Cell Phone Use

The annual Speak Up Report (Download Speak Up Press Release 2009) has emerged with some interesting data sourrounding mobile devices. The results are excellent news for teachers and schools considering mobile devices in learning! Below are a few of the findings from the report.

Among high school students
  • 85 percent report having an iPod
  • 70 percent have a laptop or netbook
  • 30 percent have smart phones

For the first time since 2003, when asked to identify the major obstacle to prevent use of technology in school, students in grades 6–12 said “I cannot use my own cell phone, smart phone or Mp3 player in school.” Previously, the top response was “school filters and firewalls.”

11% of teachers and 16% of parents dismiss mobile devices as having no positive impact on learning. (This means that overwhelmingly parents and teachers agree that mobile devices can have a beneficial impact on learning!!!)

67% of teachers think students will be distracted and more than half are concerned that not all students will have access

In The Three Screen Report just released by Nielsen, it was found that...

"Active mobile video users grew by 57% from 2008 to 2009, from 11.2 million to 17.6 million. Much of this increase can be linked to the strong growth of smartphones in the marketplace."

The age bracket watching the most videos on mobile devices is 12-17!

1 comment:

Yeskay said...

And a lot of people especially students and teens naturally like sharing information using a phone.

Around 26% of students in US text daily and within 10 minutes of waking up. Smartphones and iPod touches take the sharing aspect into the next territory.

That reminds me of an app called Mobl21, which enables effective sharing of content, particularly useful for students.

I liked the interface of the website as well (www.molbl21.com)


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