New polling of over 1,000 teenagers aged between 16 and 18 years reveals schools are being left behind by new technology and that the vast majority of pupils are more advanced in using education technology than their teachers.
The independent research, conducted by specialist polling agency YouthSight and commissioned by Frog Education, also demonstrates that the overwhelming majority of pupils (84%) use devices or gadgets that are more advanced outside of school than those they are taught with in school.
Respondents were also clear about what would have better prepared them to use new technology. 61% believe teachers with better technology skills would have helped, while 73% say they would be better prepared if they had access to newer technology.
Teenagers also identify access to education technology as particularly important when it comes to their future employability. More than half (53%) feel that better access to education technology would improve their job prospects when leaving school.
Commenting, Gareth Davies, Managing Director of Frog Education, said:
“Teenagers have grown up using the latest devices and gadgets outside of schools but schools are being left behind. Technology has the potential to transform education, but teachers need much more support to make the best use of the technology that is now available to them.”
Notes to Editors
Frog is one of the UK’s leading education technology companies. We are passionate about using technology to improve school performance and make learning fun. We work with primary and secondary schools across the world to help them engage students and raise education attainment.
We have 14 years of experience in developing technology that improves learning and engages pupils. Our technology is used by 12 million students, teachers and parents worldwide.
For more information, please see: http://www.frogeducation.com/
About the research
This survey has been conducted using an online interview administered by YouthSight. YouthSight own and manage The OpinionPanel Community, a unique access panel of 124,000 engaged young people. A sample of 1,000 young people aged between 16-18 were interviewed in December 2014.