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SEA educators support mobile technology in classroom

Anuradha Shukla | April 7, 2015
Find positive overall net effect on teaching process, according to a new report by Adobe.

Southeast Asia (SEA) educators support mobile technology in classroom, according to a newly released report by Adobe.

85% of educators from SEA find a positive overall net effect by having mobile devices strategically integrated into the teaching process.

98% find that the accessibility of digital tools and applications on mobile devices helps them better understand and improve concepts and information before including them in lesson plans for their students.

All SEA educators felt that their institutions should do more to provide students with access to mobile devices.

"The ability to visualize or integrate interactive learning experiences in the classroom via a mobile device can make a huge difference in learning outcomes when engaging with today's millennial generation," said Stephen Hamill, managing director, Adobe Southeast Asia. "As our study highlights, the challenge now is to provide support to enable greater mobile adoption. Educators and institutions need to work together to make this shift, ensuring that students are empowered not only to consume digital content but also to be the creators of that content."

Barriers to adoption

39% of educators across Asia Pacific said budget allocation and 27% said issues with integration of mobility with existing infrastructure were the top two barriers to faster adoption of mobile technology in academic institutions.

85% educators in Southeast Asia and South Korea believe in the positive impact of mobility in education compared to their peers across the rest of the region.

69% of educators in Australia New Zealand (ANZ) don't believe as strongly in the net positive effects of using mobile devices in education as their peers in Asia Pacific.

83% of educators across the Asia Pacific region felt that digital tools and applications had the potential to help both educators and students enjoy an enhanced teaching and learning experience.

98% of educators in Southeast Asia and 90% in Greater China had the strongest convictions about mobile technology improving education.  



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