Survey: Most parents support mobile learning devices

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor
May 2nd, 2013

A majority of parents overwhelmingly think that mobile apps, mobile content, and technology in the classroom promote positive learning habits and yield benefits, according to a new survey released on May 2.

Living and Learning with Mobile Devices: What Parents Think About Mobile Devices for Early Childhood and K-12 Learning,” from Grunwald Associates, the Learning First Alliance, and underwritten by AT&T, surveyed 2,392 parents who have 4,164 children between the ages of 3-18.

Most children in preschool through 12th grade have access to different technologies at home, and this includes mobile learning devices.

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2 Responses to “Survey: Most parents support mobile learning devices”

May 2, 2013

“Would you allow your student to bring their own device to school?” This is the question that seems to be left out. The question that said 81% of parents worry about the device getting stolen tells a lot but does not say definitely if the parent would allow their student to bring their device to school. Yes, parents say yes this is great. We should have students using these mobile devices in school but very few will allow their child to bring their own, they want the school to provide the mobile device.

    May 2, 2013

    I thought the same thing until discussing the concept with a school in Cincinnati where BYOD has been fully implemented. The parents support it. On rare occassion is someone who takes issue with one of the policies. The fact is, the kids already have the devices with them. EXCEPTION: elementary aged students.