Washington, DC – As students head back to school this fall, Mobile Future partnered with member company Learn with Homer, a leader in the education field, to showcase the transformative impact EdTech— particularly mobile devices and tools— is having on how children learn. The infographic, “Mobile by the Numbers: Digital Learning in the United States,” debuted today, spotlighting striking statistics that reveal the power and promise digital learning offers our nation’s students and educators.
The infographic points to key statistics that illustrate just how ubiquitous digital learning has become:
- 91% of administrators say effective use of EdTech is critical to their mission of high student achievement.
- 81% of students use mobile devices to study.
- 77% of students said technology has positively impact their grades.
- 76% of teachers say technology allows them to respond to a variety of learning styles.
- 71% of parents believe mobile devices open up learning opportunities.
- Teaching with tablets has the potential to save the U.S. education system $3 billion per year.
- Digital visual aids in the classroom improve learning by up to 400%.
“Technology has opened incredible new windows of opportunity for active engagement and exploration in learning,” said Stephanie Dua, Learn with Homer’s founder and CEO. “With the collective support of families, schools, and entire communities, innovative mobile learning tools are expanding educational experiences and empowering our children like never before.”
In our increasingly connected world, tools like Learn with Homer are transforming how children learn and are setting a high bar for the future of education.
“As students and educators embrace game changing digital learning tools and the EdTech ecosystem continues to expand and evolve, it is critical we embrace policies that safeguard continued investment and innovation in wireless technologies,” said Mobile Future Chair Jonathan Spalter. “In our globally connected world, mobile is creating blended education opportunities that are transforming how students learn and shaping our mobile future.”