Study links mobile-device use at school with greater STEM interest

11/30/2012 | T.H.E. Journal

Middle-school students who use tablet computers, smartphones and other mobile devices for schoolwork are more likely to be interested in subjects such as science, technology, engineering and math and say they learn better using this technology, according to a survey by MIT's Center for Mobile Learning at the Media Lab and the Verizon Foundation. "Our research supports the fact that mobile technology can inspire and engage students today," said Rose Stuckey Kirk, president of the Verizon Foundation.

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