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Edtech usage in U.S, China and Germany

Sep 19, 2012

PLAYING CATCH-UP (AS USUAL): "Chinese students use technology more expansively than U.S. students for learning at school and home." So says a recent two-week survey funded by Dell based on 1,575 interviews that looked at edtech attitudes and trends in U.S., China and Germany. Topics included social media usage, differences in available tech between home and school, and teacher savviness toward edtech. We'll just put it out there: the U.S. doesn't rank first in everything. Chinese respondents report more edtech usage in summer enrichment programs. German teachers say they spend more PD time on technology. All that said, let's hope that such numbers aren't a rationalization for brashly rushing into all things edtech.

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Edtech usage in U.S, China and Germany

Sep 19, 2012

PLAYING CATCH-UP (AS USUAL): "Chinese students use technology more expansively than U.S. students for learning at school and home." So says a recent two-week survey funded by Dell based on 1,575 interviews that looked at edtech attitudes and trends in U.S., China and Germany. Topics included social media usage, differences in available tech between home and school, and teacher savviness toward edtech. We'll just put it out there: the U.S. doesn't rank first in everything. Chinese respondents report more edtech usage in summer enrichment programs. German teachers say they spend more PD time on technology. All that said, let's hope that such numbers aren't a rationalization for brashly rushing into all things edtech.

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