According to a recent research by an American software company, close to 78% teachers in India are open to the idea of introducing mobile technology in the education system. Conducted under the name of 'Transforming education with mobile and digital technology', the survey covered teachers at the primary, secondary and high school teaching level in 13 different countries in the Asia Pacific Region. Of the entire study sample, India accounted for 22%.
Survey revealed that 78% Indian teachers think that introduction of mobile devices in classroom would have a positive impact on the students. Also, 83% teachers feel that such technology would help the students in getting a better grasp of the subjects. 86% teachers were of the view that the institutions need to upgrade their infrastructure in order to make the best use of digital facilities.
According to the Director of Vidya Ankur International Education, Adelaide Vaz, "Students are now net savvy. They first surf the internet for information on any subject. Teachers need to train themselves to use technology. Students also comprehend faster."
When questioned about the possible hurdles in the present arrangement, 31% teachers said that lack of integration of mobile and technology in the existing infrastructure remains the biggest hurdle in the current scenario. Some 27% blamed the existing rules and policies for being non-conducive to mobile technology. While 39% teachers felt that the biggest pitfall remains lack of finances.
The study was conducted by Adobe.