Education Survey Finds Majority of Teachers Believe Digital Resources Will Replace Textbooks in the Next Decade

Education Survey Finds Majority of Teachers Believe Digital Resources Will Replace Textbooks in the Next Decade

Posted in Blog on 6 October 2016

A new survey from Deloitte analyzed responses from nearly 3,000 teachers, parents and students across the country to reveal some interesting opinions about technology today.

According to The 2016 Digital Education Survey, 90 percent of all children are now using technology outside of the classroom, with two-thirds of children beginning technology use at age five.

As a result, the majority of teacher and parent respondents said they believe access to more and better digital content outside of the classroom will help students continue learning while at home and throughout the crucial summer months.

“88 percent of parents and 84 percent of teachers [are] interested in having more at-home digital content available to supplement what’s being taught in school. These shifts are transforming the traditional divide between school and home life and creating a more personalized learning experience for all ages,” said Deloitte in a statement.

Teachers could also be interested in having more digital content because they believe soon enough it will be a necessity—75 percent of teacher respondents believe that digital learning content will replace printed textbooks within the next 10 years.

This belief is despite the fact that, according to the survey, only 42 percent of classroom use at least one digital device daily.

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