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Gen Z Values Technology in the Classroom

By March 13, 2017 No Comments

Quizlet conducted a survey of 20,000 students and teachers to learn about their views on technology in the classroom. The results revealed that there was a significant difference in how students and teachers view technology. Teachers (80 percent) were more likely to report that technology makes learning more fun compared to students (51 percent). Millennial teachers were the most likely to report this; 88 percent said technology makes learning fun. Meanwhile, 82% of Gen X teachers and 79 percent of Boomer teachers said the same. When it comes to students, Gen Z students were the most likely to report that technology makes learning fun—with 57 percent of them reporting this. Approximately 47 percent of millennial students reported the same.

With regard to teaching, 38 percent of teachers said that technology helps them teach. Younger generation teachers are more likely to report that technology helps them teach—with 47 percent of millennial teachers reporting this. Approximately, 38 percent of Gen X and 36 percent of Boomer teachers said the same.

In terms of learning, 66 percent of students said that technology helps them learn. Gen Z students were more likely to report that technology helps them learn—with 70 percent of them reporting this. About 64 percent of millennial students reported the same.

Overall, Gen Z students had more positive views about technology in the classroom compared to Millennials. They were 28 percent more likely to report that technology is class helps them more quickly than traditional teaching methods. They were 24 percent more likely to say that technology in the classroom makes learning more fun. And they were 12 percent more likely to say that learning apps help them more quickly that traditional teaching methods.