Mobile devices have positive impact on education, survey says

By   of| January 26, 2012, 9:30am PST

“Electronic devices have the strong potential to distract students (and employees, for that matter) from getting work done, whether it involves gaming, browsing the web, or watching videos.

But a new survey from Poll Position found that nearly half of American adults (47 percent) think that gadgets (mobile devices, in particular, as cited in the survey, such as e-readers, tablets and smartphones) have more of a positive impact upon the education of youth in America.

Tablets, in particular, have been found to serve a useful purpose here, whether it be learning games for younger kids or now the pending revolution of the textbook market. (Not to mentionit’s a lot easier to carry around a single tablet than a ton of heavy schoolbooks.)

E-readers certainly have a place still for students in…”


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