Survey highlights increasing need for technology in K-20 educational institutions
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) releases the 2014 Vision K-20 Survey Report, its seventh annual national survey measuring U.S. educational institutions’ self-reported progress toward building a framework that embraces technology and e-learning. The findings were presented at a press event during the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. The report suggests that K-20 education institutions are striving for more digital educational goals, which are increasingly reached through Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.
“As a key voice in the educational technology industry, we developed our Vision for K-20 education eight years ago,” said Karen Billings, vice president for the SIIA Education Division. “Each year, we realize the growing need for students to have access to a technology-enabled teaching and learning environment capable of preparing them to compete globally and lead the world in innovation.”
Central findings from this year’s report include:
- Respondents expect an increase in the use of BYOD technology.
- Both the current and ideal level of technology integration has shown a directional increase for K-12 and postsecondary institutions, compared to 2013.
- There is a need for increased technology integration in K-20 education.
- Educators recognize that there is a large gap between current and ideal levels of implementation, which they aspire to fill.
- Only 40 percent of K-12 education institutions feel prepared for upcoming online assessments.
“This year’s survey results show an increase in many metrics. The need for more educational technology continues to expand,” said Susan Meell, CEO of MMS Education. “Educators recognize the importance and express the desire to implement more digital learning in schools, districts, and universities nationwide.”
The survey, which transitioned to a seven-point benchmarking scale this year, was distributed to nearly 1,000 educators and administrators with the help of many partner organizations – edWeb.com being the most prolific recruiter. SIIA also recognizes its lead partner, MMS Education, for its work on the Vision K-20 Survey analysis and report.
To view the Executive Summary of the 2014 Vision K-20 Survey Report, visit http://siia.net/visionk20/2014_VK20-ES.pdf
To download the full report, visit http://siia.net/visionk20/2014_VK20.pdf.
This press release is originally published here.