I have just finished reading a press release by Julia Gillard who is the Minister for Education. The research explored students’ perceptions and expectations of learning with information and communications technologies (ICT).
More than 1000 students from primary and secondary schools, VET and universities were surveyed.
Some of the findings were:
97% of VET students agreed that computers and the internet help them with their studies ‘most’ or ‘all of the time’
63% of VET students agreed that their teachers’/lecturers’ skills with technologies are good?
24% of VET students indicated they had access to and used the internet in classrooms or lecture theatres ‘everyday’
38% responded ‘never’ to using internet in the classroom or lecture theatres
20% responded ‘not often’ to using internet in the classroom or lecture theatres
More information can be found at http://www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/DigitalEducationRevolution/Pages/default.aspx