Digital education survey


Digital Education Survey

Explore emerging trends in digital education technology

Digital transformation is impacting the education ecosystem, both inside and outside of the classroom. Examine findings from the Digital Education Survey.

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From bus ride to bedtime, education technology is transforming the way students learn

Technology is significantly impacting the way students learn and the way teachers conduct lessons. As education technology (edtech) becomes more sophisticated, more available, and more engaging, schools and parents are better equipped to adapt to the different ways students look to learn. Learning can now take place outside of the time and physical limitations of a typical school day.

Technology has impacted education by introducing new methods of learning, such as adaptive learning, flipped classroom models, and massive open online courses (MOOCs), but more shifts will occur as technology continues to evolve.

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Looking at digital education through different lenses

Our Digital Education Survey takes a peek into today’s evolving classrooms and explores what happens after the school bell rings. We analyzed 2,800+ responses from demographically-diverse teachers, parents, and students and some of the results might surprise you.

For example, students are actually interested in learning outside of the classroom, but there’s a catch! They want to use a device such as a phone, tablet, or computer to do so. Our survey concluded that 75 percent of students are interested in spending time outside of the classroom learning more about what they study in school, and 73 percent of students say more access to digital learning materials would increase their time spent learning over the summer.

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So who or what makes students want to learn when not in school?

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Students are not the only ones looking for more at-home learning: parents and teachers are also on board. 88 percent of parents and 84 percent of teachers are interested in having more at-home digital content available to supplement what's being taught in school. The increasingly digital behaviors of students, teachers, and parents are expanding the way learning occurs. Understanding and positioning ahead of that behavioral shift will be critical in helping educational organizations succeed in the digital future.

Download the executive summary to uncover how these shifts are transforming the traditional divide between school and home life, creating a more personalized learning experience for all ages.

  • Learn about students’ and teachers’ preferences around digital learning materials and devices
  • Find out what teachers, students, and parents think about the role of edtech inside and outside of the classroom
  • Explore the differing expectations and motivations across users of education technology
  • Examine some of the biggest perceived barriers to edtech adoption
  • Unlock insight on how respondents feel about the influence of teachers on this new dimension of learning

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Understanding the Why and addressing the How are critical to moving education technology from a great concept that will someday deliver, to an essential learning asset that provides value today and connects the classroom to the rest of a student's life. Deloitte serves clients across the entire education ecosystem. To discuss additional findings and further investigate how these challenges and opportunities impact your organization, contact us at


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