Students and school administrators are far apart in judging their school’s success in implementing technology, according to this post by the web-tech bloggers at readwriteweb.com.
While the belief that schools were doing a good job of using technology to enhance learning was in the 72-74% range amongst teachers and administrators, that figure dropped to 47% for students who agreed. Part of the disconnect can arguably be attributed to the annoying content blocking firewalls that filter out the harmless along with the heinous content students might want to access. The other factor is undoubtedly the restrictive attitudes most administrators still have regarding the use of personal mobile devices in the classroom.
The times are definitely a-changing, and expectedly, such changes will never happen without pain and complaint on the part of the old generations.