Smarter technology and edtech resources are helping students become independent learners and problem solvers, according to new research. In fact, many of today's students first turn to technology for answers to their questions, and they aren't depending on their parents for homework help as often as in past generations.

The research from Lenovo surveyed more than 15,000 people across the globe. Overall, 75 percent say their children are more likely to look something up online than to ask them for help with schoolwork.

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