K-20 Visions of the Present and Future

K-20 Visions of the Present and Future

We aren't there yet, says SIIA's 2013 Vision K-20 Survey on education technology. 1,500 educators responded to the survey, their self assessments indicating there have been little changes or progress made in the last year. However, this might not be a bad thing; demonstrating that the industry is keeping up and not sliding backwards in a year of drastic budget cuts. The survey demonstrated educators are holding themselves and institutions to higher standards, as the data shows large gaps in the ratings of current usage, ideal usage, and the importance of usage.

Assessment tools scored lowest in integration and importance to educators. Gaps were also found in adaptive curriculum and software, showing high importance, but low usage levels. Rated as highly important were things like personal technology to facilitate collaboration and deepen learning, as well as anytime/anywhere access. BYOD also scored high, with SIIA projecting 83% of classrooms will allow personal devices in the classroom within five years. 

To see all the details and what ranks highest and lowest in demand and implementation, check out the full survey.

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