The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has released 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.
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.
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 siia.net/visionk20/2014_VK20-ES.pdf.
To download the full report, visit siia.net/visionk20/2014_VK20.pdf.
Source: SIIA, www.siia.net/education