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- 68% of respondents think ultra-fast broadband will change the way they currently teach.
- One in five schools (21.8%) operate a Bring Your Own Device policy. A further 42.1% of schools are currently considering introducing a BYOD policy.
- Three quarters of teachers surveyed (75.7%) support the idea of students bringing their own device to class.
- Lack of funding is the most common barrier to using new classroom software and devices for teaching with almost 7 out of 10 teachers (69.3%) citing this as a problem. The next most common issue was lack of time with half of teachers listing this as a barrier.
- Only 1 in 4 teachers (25.4%) notice a digital divide between themselves and students in terms of knowledge about software and devices used in the classroom.
- Seven out of 10 teachers think there are opportunities to apply the teaching technologies that already exist in school differently to produce better education outcomes.
- Three quarters of teachers (75.2%) think that it is valuable for students to learn office productivity tools in preparation for entering the workforce. 65.5% of teachers view learning creative and design software as important for students in preparation for entering the workforce.
- Communication and critical thinking and problem-solving are seen as the top real-world 21st century skills for today’s learners with nearly all respondents rating them as important or extremely important (97.9% and 97.5% respectively).
- Collaboration follows closely with 94.6% of teachers rating is as important or extremely important as does self-directed learning (92.8%).