Parents No Longer Needed For Homework Help As Modern Generations Become Empowered By Smart Devices, Lenovo™ Survey Finds

Parents No Longer Needed For Homework Help As Modern Generations Become Empowered By Smart Devices, Lenovo™ Survey Finds

Spotlight

Roma Point Bridge Construction In Full Swing With Republic Cement Support

Expected to be the longest bridge in Calabarzon, the Roma Point Bridge, also known as the Alabat Bridge, will be 1.7 kilometers long upon completion and will connect Alabat Island to mainland Quezon province.

Specialty Pulp Manufacturing Inc. Chooses 100% Clean Energy From EDC

Agriculture-based manufacturing company SPMI is now being powered by clean, renewable, reliable energy from EDC!

1st ARISE Virtual Annual General Membership Meeting Focused On Business Resilience

ARISE Philippines discusses the need to focus on key priority areas in its advocacies on disaster risk reduction in its first virtual Annual General Membership Meeting.

PAGEONE Group CEO Included As Expert In The Social Media Trends 2021 Global Report

PAGEONE Group CEO Ron F. Jabal, APR included as one of the industry experts in the Social Media Trends 2021 Global Report by Talkwalker and Hubspot.

● Three-quarters (75 percent) of parents say their kids are more likely to look something up online than ask them for help with schoolwork
● 60 percent of parents say they have, at least once, looked something up online and pretended they already knew the answer when helping their child with schoolwork
● 84 percent of working parents believe tech is helping to balance their careers and parenting lives
● Almost three-quarters (73 percent) of global respondents believe technology is helping students to be more independent learners and problem solvers

New research released by Lenovo shows how education around the world has been positively transformed thanks to smarter technology, creating a generation of independent learners and problem solvers.

The research, which surveyed over 15,000 individuals globally – including the US, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Japan, UK, Germany, France, and Italy – reveals that three-quarters of parents (75 percent) say their kids are more likely to look something up online than ask them for help when it comes to a question about schoolwork. The countries where this was most prevalent was India (89 percent) and China (85 percent), both of which have also seen a rise in parents using technology to assist with their kids’ learning in recent years . The least was in Germany, at 54 percent, where according to the Lenovo survey people are reported to be more wary about tech in general, especially in the classroom. However, tech adoption is beginning to become more wide-spread in Germany following an initiative from the government in 2018, to equip more than 40,000 schools with newest computers and software.

Parents Depend On Tech, Too
On the flipside, 60 percent of parents also say they have, at least once, looked something up online and then pretended they already knew the answer when helping their child with schoolwork. This was most common with STEM subjects such as Mathematics (45 percent) and Science (38 percent), as well as Geography (36 percent) and Foreign Languages (35 percent).

Most global respondents (83 percent) agreed that advances in technology in education are helping students perform better in school. Likewise, a substantial majority of working parents (84 percent) said current and new technologies encourage more parents to remain in the workforce due to the personal benefits it brings while also enabling them to stay more connected with their families.

This was highest in China and India, with a massive 95 percent of respondents in both countries believing tech is helping to balance their careers and parenting lives, followed by Brazil at 89 percent. The countries that agreed least with this sentiment were, again, Germany (68 percent) along with Italy (71 percent), perhaps indicating tech is less of a deciding factor in the equation of whether parents stay in the workforce.

Tech Empowering A New Generation Of Independent Learners
While technology has many positives in aiding learning (use of high-speed Internet, automated translation tools, and accessibility features), 72 percent of parents said they have concerns it could create dependencies in young people, potentially affecting social skills.

On the contrary, 73 percent said they trust technology is aiding future generations to be “more independent learners and problem solvers”. This notion was felt lowest in the US (59 percent) and highest in India, with 91 percent agreeing, which could be related to the country’s growing reliance on technology to help educate younger generations. A recent report established that the majority of mothers in India are using smartphones for parenting, with eight in 10 believing technology has made parenting easier. This suggests that parents in the country are seeing the true transformative power of technology, for example how some schools are beginning to adopt VR to create inclusive and immersive learning environments, supporting students facing physical, social or cognitive disabilities.

As for the youth themselves, global Gen Z and millennials generally feel that technology has had a positive role in their education, with 44 percent agreeing it makes it easier to find out about causes or social issues they care about. The sentiment was shared by the general population, too, with almost half (49 percent) believing technology will be “extremely important” in solving future challenges in education.

Psychologist And Founder Of Digital Nutrition, Jocelyn Brewer, Comments:
“Not only has much of the curriculum taught across the globe been revamped and updated in recent decades, but pedagogy and ways of learning have shifted as well. Many parents regularly report feeling unequipped to help their children with aspects of study beyond moral support and emotional encouragement to achieve in school.”

“Parenting in a digitally saturated world can pose additional challenges for modern families, as educational technology might feel quite foreign to their own experiences of learning and socializing. Parents might feel overwhelmed and confused about how to best support their children to develop the academic, social-emotional skills that help them achieve life success as well as satisfaction. They are seeking practical and positive support that balances the value of technology to support learning and avoiding sources of distraction.”

Dilip Bhatia, Vice President Of User And Customer Experience, Lenovo, Commented:
“There is no doubt that the world of education is being transformed due to smart technology, offering children the opportunity to be adventurous and independent learners, who are empowered to find out the right answers themselves. As with everything, it is important to strike the right balance on and offline, but technology can be a uniting force for families. It is also important to remember that some parents are better equipped to offer children answers on educational subjects than others, especially in different regions across the world.”

“However, our technology solutions allow students to experience immersive, active learning that is not confined to the classroom. And so it’s clear to see that world-over, tech is a universal leveler, allowing more children access to a plethora of information sources rather than being reliant on the expertise of adults in their immediate proximity.”

Kabankalan City Grants P10-M Fertilizer Aid To Rice Farmers

The City of Kabankalan in Negros Occidental has granted a PHP10-million fertilizer assistance to rice farmers to ensure food security in the southern locality.

Mobile Legends: Professional League-PH Season 6 To Introduce A New Format

Witness the historic Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League - Philippines Season 6 starting October 22!

Juana Manahan Yupangco Advocates Healthy Eating With ‘Mesa Ni Misis’ Cookbook

Local veggies take center stage in the "Mesa Ni Misis" affordable recipes!

Lenovo Introduces The Legion Phone Duel In The Philippines

What makes the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel perfect for gaming? Let us give you the equipment that make up the promising smartphone!

Mayor Labella: Cebu City Youth, Seniors Not To Abuse Relaxed IATF Rules

“I appeal to our 15 and 65 year olds, although the IATF allowed you to go out but please no do not abuse the the kind of liberality and relaxation.”

Gatchalian To Online Platforms: Take A Hard Line Stance Vs. Merchants’ Deceptive

Mag-ingat po tayo sa ating mga binibili online.

51 Cooperatives Formed Through DSWD’s Livelihood Program

DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista lauds cooperatives for providing the much-needed employment and training during the pandemic.

Cops Told To Consult With LGUs On Travel Protocols

The Joint Task Force Covid Shield orders all police commanders to coordinate with their respective LGUs regarding travel protocols as the country gradually reopens the economy.

Zamboanga City Records 52 HIV Cases

The City Health Office of Zamboanga has recorded 52 HIV cases since January this year.

Roque: Financing Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Supply ‘Not A Problem’

"Whether or not it’s in the budget, we have a financing scheme already in place. Kung mayroon na po tayong mabibili ngayon, makakabili na tayo ngayon kasi hindi naman po problema ang financing."