Comparing American & Chinese Use Of Technology In The Classroom

While schools in the United States continue to experiment with how to best use technology in the classroom, the same challenges faces educators in other countries as well.

A new survey by Dell compares and contrasts how these two world superpowers are currently approaching the concept of technology integration, and some of the data is interesting. As with any data, nothing is as black-and-white as it seems. There are different political, social, and educational values that “skew” the data, so it’s important to be cautious with takeaways.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not interesting.

Should there be more technology in the classroom?

China: 95% say yes

United States: 75% say yes

Percentage of students using technology in school 1-2 hours per day

China: 60%

United States: 40%

Percentage of parents saying they’d be willing to foot the bill to pay for more technology in schools

China: 92%

United States: 54%

China vs. The U.S.: Meeting Students’ Technology Needs

Infographic source; Comparing American & Chinese Use Of Technology In The Classroom