Pupils believe schools being left behind by new technology

(Last Updated On: February 4, 2015)

New polling of over 1,000 British teenagers aged between 16 and 18 years reveals schools are being left behind by new technology and that the vast majority of pupils are more advanced in using education technology than their teachers.

The independent research, conducted by specialist polling agency YouthSight and commissioned by Frog Education, also demonstrates that the overwhelming majority of pupils (84%) use devices or gadgets that are more advanced outside of school than those they are taught with in school.

Respondents were also clear about what would have better prepared them to use new technology. 61% believe teachers with better technology skills would have helped, while 73% say they would be better prepared if they had access to newer technology.

Teenagers also identify access to education technology as particularly important when it comes to their future employability. More than half (53%) feel that better access to education technology would improve their job prospects when leaving school.



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