TES Global Survey: Teachers Are Largely Ignored, Want Bigger Roles in Edtech Decisions

DECISIONS, DECISIONS: TES Global and the Jefferson Education Accelerator at the University of Virginia have released a survey of 4,300 teachers in the United States about how their schools make decisions to purchase and implement  education technology. A minority of teachers—38 percent—responded that they were involved in the decisions to purchase technology at all, but 63 percent of teachers indicated that they wanted to hold the final authority in the process. 

Half of the respondents said that parents should play a smaller role in technology decision-making. According to the report, nearly half of the educators said budget far outweighs teacher buy-in and student outcomes on the scale of importance in the choice to implement technology.

Source: TES Global

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