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Textbooks 2010: paper & digital uses in lower secondary schools (TNS Sofres/Savoir Livre survey) May 2010.

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1 Textbooks 2010: paper & digital uses in lower secondary schools (TNS Sofres/Savoir Livre survey) May 2010

2 Methodology On-line survey to 750 teachers (1st & 4th grades of lower secondary schools) using - even occasionnally - digital textbooks. Survey performed between april 15 th and may 13 th 2010 Sample profile Public84%Male35%History-Geography53% * Private16%Female65%Mathematics27% < 35 years30%Biology7% ZEP13%35-44 years38%French7% Non ZEP87%45-54 years20%Foreign Languages9% 55 years & more 12% * Total above 100% (teachers declaring several topics) 2

3 Access to computers and other school equipments a computer 96% teachers use a computer in the classroom: 58% have access to a computer lent by the school, but 1 out of 2 shares equipments with other teachers and/or pupils. Pupils get access to computers in the ICT room (81%) or in the school library (29%). 55% teachers are teaching in Digital learning Environment equiped schools. Which computer are you using? videoprojector: more than 9 teachers out of 10 use itteachers out of The main tool in the classroom is the videoprojector: more than 9 teachers out of 10 use it. 4 teachers out of 10 use interactive whiteboards: 60% out of them use them at least once a week. Do you use these equipments? At which frequency? 3

4 Digital textbooks are very recent tools 8 teachers out of 10 have started teaching with a digital textbook in september Over 3 teachers out of 10 use the digital textbook at each lesson. 3 out of 10 use it very occasionnally. For how long have you been teaching with digital textbooks? What is the frequency of your projecting digital textbook in class? Maths : 73% Hist-Geo : 92% Rich digital textbook: 44% Simple digital textbook: 26% 4

5 Teachers feel rather comfortable with either type of digital textbook A majority of teachers uses simple digital textbook, although it depends on topics: most history & geography teachers use rich digital textbooks. More than 8 teachers out of 10 feel comfortable with digital textbooks use. Which digital textbook do you use (rich or simple?) Maths : 70% Hist-Geo : 39% Maths : 24% Hist-Geo : 51% Very comfortable Rather comfortable Not at ease Feeling comfortable with digital textbooks in the classroom? 5 Teachers who experienced, both simple and rich digital textbooks are more at ease.

6 However, teachers encounter some difficulties… …technical, mostly Difficulties encountered when using - or trying to use - a digital textbook 6

7 Digital textbooks: getting pupils’ attention & motivation and providing teachers «legal » tranquility 95% teachers declare pupils enjoy digital textbooks. Benefits of digital textbooks vs print Benefits of digital textbooks vs other DLRs 7

8 Digital and/or print: complementary uses Digital textbooks main uses are for studying maps, pictures, diagrams and performing collective exercises in the classroom, although without leaving printed behind. Reading, evaluation and individual exercises remain widely on the print side. Medium used for each activity 8

9 The digital versions enhance textbooks added value Digital textbook best at getting pupils’ attention, enhancing participation. Is complementarity between digital and printed textbooks satisfactory? Which textbook is best at … 9 Near 90% teachers are satisfied with both media complementarity.

10 Towards a dynamic coexistence between digital and printed textbooks coexistence Very few teachers think that digital textbooks will substitute print ones in the coming years. They foresee coexistence between the 2 media, although with growing differences. Very few teachers wish for the extinction of print (1 out of 10). Evolution of digital and printed textbooks within 3 to 5 years educational publishers to create and adapt digital learning resources compliant with national curriculum. 8 teachers out of 10 trust educational publishers to create and adapt digital learning resources compliant with national curriculum. 10


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