More than half of American adults say they’re more likely to have a digital learning experience in the next two years than a traditional classroom, according to a new study by research firm PwC.
The company also found that people are more likely than ever to be in their homes by the time they’re ready to leave the classroom.
PwC’s study, published in the March issue of the Journal of Education, analyzed responses from a nationally representative sample of adults.
The survey asked respondents if they have ever been a teacher, whether they had ever used a computer-based tool to teach, and whether they used a device or computer to teach.
The respondents also reported their current location.
The results show that over half of Americans report that they are now more likely for their next two-year learning experience to take place in the classroom, even as they continue to use digital devices to teach and use other technology to learn.
The majority of Americans say they feel less connected and less connected to the world than they were two years ago.
According to PwLabs, that’s because they are more mobile and social in the digital age, and are more comfortable with sharing their thoughts with the people they are with.
“Digital natives are much more connected and connected to their digital friends than their traditional teachers,” said lead author Scott Bower, an associate professor of education at PwB.
“But in the traditional classroom they can be lost in the noise of the classroom and have no real sense of who they are, what they need to do and where they need help.”
“The most significant factor that I see is that it’s so much easier to be connected and to be seen in the world now,” said Bower.
But if you have to get up early and do the work in the office, you don’t get the sense of being connected to that. “
In the traditional teaching context, it’s very clear what the purpose of the lesson is, and how many students are in the room and how the lessons are structured.
I think that’s really going to make learning a lot more engaging.””
With this generation of students, we’re not only going to get access to more technology, but we’re going to be able to connect with them, too.
I think that’s really going to make learning a lot more engaging.”
Digital natives have always been a significant part of the American education experience.
A Pew Research study found that 73% of people ages 18 to 29 said they are at least somewhat digital natives, while the median age for Americans who say they are digital natives is 37.1 years.
That’s the highest of any age group, though millennials are the least likely to be digital natives.
Digital natives may be more likely in the 21st century than ever before.
Millennials, for example, are the fastest-growing generation in U.S. history, with more than 8 in 10 now saying they are either digital natives or have a positive digital experience in their lives.
Millennials are also more likely today than ever, especially among those in the 18-29 age range, to say they spend a lot of time on social media.
Millennials’ increasing social media use is also a sign that they feel connected and engaged in the global digital world, with just 13% saying they don’t think they are “digital natives.”
The study found the most common reasons people cited for leaving a traditional teaching role are “the right time to leave” and a need to “go home.”
More than 80% of those who said they were digital natives said they have “some other reason” for leaving their current position.
Many people also cited stress, personal issues, and job insecurity as reasons for leaving the classroom or quitting.