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ERIC Number: ED536066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
The New 3 E's of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered--How Today's Students Are Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Learning. Speak Up 2010 National Findings: K-12 Students & Parents
Project Tomorrow
For the past eight years, the Speak Up National Research Project has endeavored to stimulate new discussions around these kinds of questions and to provide a context to help education, parent, policy and business leaders think beyond today and envision tomorrow. This report is the first in a two part series to document the key national findings from Speak Up 2010. In this report "The New 3E's of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered--How Today's Students are Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Learning," the researchers are building upon that student vision and focusing on three specific key trends that have generated significant interest this past year at conferences, in policy discussions and within schools and districts: mobile learning, online and blended learning and e-textbooks. Each of these trends include the essential components of the student vision of socially-based, un-tethered and digitally rich learning, but they also directly address the three new "E's of Education"--enable, engage and empower. This report shares the authentic, unfiltered views of K-12 students on these key trends and document their aspirations for fully leveraging the technologies supporting these trends to transform their learning lives. Additionally, this report examines the students' continuing frustration with technology use at their school. This report also highlights a new nascent development from the parents of K-12 students, the emergence of Parental Digital Choice. Parents' increasing sophistication with using technology tools themselves coupled with their concerns over the quality of their child's education is fueling a new movement amongst parents to more fully leverage many of the emerging technologies noted in this report to supplement or in some cases replace traditional classroom instruction. Parents are more than ever enabling, engaging and empowering their children's educational lives by providing additional home based access to online resources and digital content. That parents are making these "digital choices" for their children should be a wake up call to many schools and districts (even policymakers) because the effective use of technology within learning is no longer a "nice to have" but a key essential--just as the students already believe. (Contains 4 tables and 10 figures.)
Project Tomorrow. 15707 Rockfield Boulevard Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92618. Tel: 949-609-4660; Fax: 949-609-4665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Blackboard; CDW-G; K12 Inc.; Schoolwires; SMART Technologies; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Authoring Institution: Project Tomorrow
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I