SOURCE: The Learning Resource Data Meta data Initiative survey, Ease and Discoverability: Educators and
Publishers on the Search for Educational Content.
How often do you search for
instructional resources online?
In both 2013 and 2012, nearly half of educators (43.7% and 46.8%, respectively)
searched for instructional resources online several times a week, and nearly one-third
of educators (30.5% in 2013) search for instructional resources daily.
How would you describe the results
of your searches?
Overall success level
(usually successful and
sometimes successful) of
search results for 2013
respondents is 87.6%.
There was an increase
in usually successful
search results from 2012
to 2013. Over one-third
of 2013 educators (35.5%) compared to less than one-fourth of 2012 educators (24.6%)
found the results of their searches usually successful.