The Dell ICT in education research surveyed 277 UK primary and secondary schools and found that nearly three quarters (72%) of teachers identify the main reason for using ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is that it helps them teach more effectively. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Now in its second year, Dell's ICT in Education research shows technology is supporting the delivery of the Department for Education and Skills' 2005 e-Strategy of transforming learning and enabling children to fulfil their educational potential. This is particularly pertinent to boys at school, traditionally seen as a harder to reach learner group than their female peers. Almost a third of teachers, deputy heads and ICT co-ordinators (28%) believe boys respond better to ICT in the classroom compared to just 4% who said girls. According to Dell's research, teachers cite the way ICT enables them to engage and interact with pupils more effectively as a key reason for using it more in the classroom.