ICVL 2015

"The role of electronic equipment in the educational process in Romania" by Epson and "The Impact of Technology in US Classrooms" by TES Global 2015

PhD Marin Vlada, University of Bucharest, Romania

The study "The role of electronic equipment in the educational process" by Epson, 3 to 8 June 2015

Mentality restrain education teachers. In many schools in Romania are used electronic equipment?


- 40% of urban schools in Romania do not use electronic equipment in classroom teaching; teachers in Romania are reluctant to use electronic equipment in the educational process    

- approximately 90% of parents believe that the use of such devices in the classroom is necessary

- types of electronic equipment to exposed children in the family - television (87.19%), tablet (71.53%), computer desktop (70.94%), laptop (69.75%), the printer (52 19%), audio (46.26%), DVD player (38,55%), video (5.46%)

- type of electronic equipment used in education - computer desktop (the 72.59%), video (69.38%), the printer (51.98%), audio (39,13%), laptop (37.62% )

The advantages of using electronic equipment in learning at school:

Increased attention throughout the lesson (66.71%)

Rapid assimilation of knowledge (64.57%)

Develop technical skills (61.73%)

Shorter learning (37.2%)

Better results at school (31.52%)

OPINION: "In teaching, use of electronic equipment, such as interactive projector allows a better understanding of matter in a shorter time from students. Me, as a teacher, the use of such equipment helps me reduce by half the teaching time related to a topic, and children are more attentive and interested hours, and more creative. They learn in a fun way, to ask questions, seek answers, to investigate and debate" says Gabriela Bitoiu, teacher at Middle School 197 in Bucharest.

Factors that responsibility for efficiency and achieve educational system are: ministry of education - with responsibilities in the definition of strategies and actions for an education system adapted to current needs, universities - with specific responsibility for the initial and continuous training of teachers, county school inspectorates and schools - with responsibility for educational activities in accordance with modern educational process, and not least, the family and civil society - with heavy responsibilities on the future of younger generations.

Ref.: In Romanian: http://c3.cniv.ro/?q=2015/util-echip

The study "The Impact of Technology in US Classrooms" by TES Global 2015

TES Global 2015 Teachers and Technology Survey Shows That Tech In The Classroom Is Now Universal

Source: AUSTIN, TX, March 10, 2015 - http://www.tesglobal.com/


96% of teachers say technology plays a significant role in the classroom, but basic barriers still pose challenges

96% of teachers in the US think technology plays a significant role in the classroom versus 94% in the rest of the world (ROW)

Classroom tech is now universal - Teachers everywhere are embracing new technologies that improve and enhance instruction. A whopping 96% of survey respondents in U.S. agreed that technology plays a significant role in their classroom:

  • Ed tech has eclipsed age old mediums; 69% claim that open resources are now used more often than textbooks.
  • The majority of teachers (83%) use technology to deliver whole-group instruction or differentiated instruction (79%), while 78% report that it’s useful in communicating with parents.
  • The benefit is clear: 33% report that technology lets students learn content in a different way, and 24% thinks it improves student engagement.

Teachers crave more access - Despite recent technological developments and the appreciation of the benefits, some fundamental barriers to the use of classroom technology remain in place:

  • The #1 complaint from teachers is that they do not have enough hardware. More than 60% say they do not have enough computers/tablets, and affirm that tablets are the most wanted technology in their classroom.
  • WiFi is also a concern; 35% claim that internet connectivity is a barrier to successful use of technology in the classroom.
  • On the software side, teachers were enthusiastic about game-based learning. 20% would like to see more in their classroom, above all other new technology.

The global classroom is flat - Teachers from 26 countries shed light on the global impact of classroom technology:

  • 96% of teachers in the US think technology plays a significant role in the classroom versus 94% in the rest of the world (ROW).
  • Internet connectivity is a bigger challenge for classrooms outside the US; 50% say this is a barrier to tech compared to 35% in the US. Insufficient access to computers and tablets is seen as the biggest barrier in all regions (61% US vs 59% ROW).
  • Teachers in the US are more likely to use technology to communicate with parents (78% US vs 54% ROW) and collect and analyse data (15% US vs 12% ROW); however, other countries are more likely to use technology to facilitate blended learning (13% US vs 16% ROW).