01 April 2019

LSAC Annual Statistical Report 2017: Use of technology in the classroom

This research used data from the LSAC collected between 2006 and 2014 to discuss the use of educational technology  in primary and secondary school, teachers' views about technology use in the classroom, and the extent to which teachers’ views and use of technology differ according to teacher and school characteristics. In primary school classrooms, computers were most commonly used to assist students to develop skills in specific academic areas; while in secondary school English classrooms, ICT was regularly used to practise basic skills, prepare written text and correspond with others. The use of educational technology became more frequent as students got older. Overall, teachers had positive views about the use of educational technology in their schools, though use of technology varied considerably with student age, teacher experience, the school sector and geographic location.