Mobile phones and iPods will become part of the teaching tool-kit, according to a survey of education professionals from industry body Intellect. More than 50% said pupils’ personal devices will be incorporated into lessons over the next five years and used as much in school as at home. However, 60% said their schools had nowhere near enough technology, or could benefit from additional technology, while more than half said they needed more training in the use of technology.
Phil Hemmings, chair of the Intellect Education Group, said, “Education professionals view ICT as a key teaching tool and an important way of communicating with pupils and parents. However, there is still much work to be done. Many professionals would like more training and the results of our sample indicate that further investment in technology is still required.”
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