Tablet use in schools continues to rise as barriers to adoption shift, new research from the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) has revealed.
The annual ‘Tablets and Connectivity’ survey of 632 UK schools (335 primary, 297 secondary), conducted in June 2015,suggests that 71 per cent of primary and 76 per cent of secondary schools (an increase from 56 per cent in 2014 in both school types) are making use of tablets in the classroom. Currently, there are estimated to be 721,000 tablets for use by pupils in classrooms across UK maintained schools and academies, and it is forecast that by the end of 2016 this number will have increased to over 946,000.
The adoption of ‘flipped learning’ in post-16 education appears to be increasing rapidly according to research released today from the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).
Flipped learning, a term used to describe blended learning in which students learn at home, and then carry out their homework in class, is regularly used in 19 per cent (400) of post-16 establishments. A further 40 per cent of the 2,138 post-16 schools and colleges also stated that they are looking to introduce the pedagogy in the near future.
Judged to be the very best that the education sector has to offer, the winners of the annual Education Resources Awards were celebrating their achievement last night.
The UK's most outstanding educational resources, suppliers, educators and institutions were today accounced as finalists for the Education Resources Awards (ERAs) 2015.
Research findings released today have shown that schools’ budgets continue to rise significantly above the level of inflation.