ICT use in schools on the rise
Despite the recent OECD report questioning the value of classroom tech, UK schools increase the amount of teaching time using ICT
The British Educational Suppliers Association’s (BESA) annual ‘ICT in UK State Schools’ research findings shows that pupils are currently exposed to ICT for 53% of teaching time in comparison to 50% in 2014.
The 609 schools surveyed (294 primary and 315 secondary) forecast that this exposure will continue to rise, with pupils expected to use technology for 58% of learning time by 2017.
The UK has always led the way in terms of the use of technology in education, with many thousands of educators from schools overseas attending Bett, the world’s largest technology in education event, each year.
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