Technology puts students at the center of learning, and the benefits are clear.
According to statistics gathered for a recent NUITEQ infographic, the use of technology can not only boost collaboration opportunities and student retention but also make information more accessible — 95 percent of students with connectivity use the internet for research.
Technology in the classroom also broadens learning opportunities, the infographic states. For instance, in the Oostburg School District, in Wisconsin, Cisco TelePresence technology makes it possible for students to stay connected with classmates during long medical absences.
Although many educators recognize the power of classroom technologies, some schools lack the infrastructure that is necessary to support technology-enhanced learning. According to the infographic, 80 percent of schools have insufficient internet access.
Learn more about how one school expanded its Wi-Fi connectivity to make the most of classroom technologies, or scroll down to see all six benefits described in the NUITEQ infographic.