More and more publishers are becoming more and more interested and invested in the digital future. That's why McGraw-Hill Education commissioned global research firm TNS to survey more than 2,500 U.S. adults last month about their opinions and perceptions of educational technology and adaptive learning technology. Their results show an overwhelming support for such tech in the classroom. The Journal has full details. We've pulled some of the juciest bits, but read the full context of the report there.
McGraw-Hill Education describes adaptive learning technology as that which "actively tailors learning to the individual and acts as a tutor for the student."
"Parents are tuned into the transformations taking place in the classroom and understand the benefits of personalized, digital learning for their children," said Peter Cohen, group president of United States education for McGraw-Hill Education, in a prepared statement.
Key findings from the survey include:
- 91 percent of parents of K-12 students surveyed said they welcome the introduction of a more personalized digital experience as an alternative to traditional textbooks;
- 87 percent of K-12 parents who responded said they think classroom lessons should be personalized to meet each individual student's needs;
- 85 percent of college parents surveyed said they think classroom lessons should be personalized;
- 73 percent of K-12 parents interviewed told researchers they think today's classrooms should focus on adaptive learning rather than "old school" textbooks;
- 78 percent of college parents who responded said they support adaptive learning over "old school" textbooks; and
- 88 percent of Americans surveyed said they expect all K-12 classrooms to be "plugged-in" by 2025.