Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2013) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today released the full report from the 2013 Vision K-20 Survey, its sixth annual national survey to measure U.S. educational institutions' self-reported progress toward building a framework that embraces technology and e-learning. SIIA presented the results during the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference in San Antonio. The comprehensive report surveyed nearly 1,500 educators and education administrators. The preliminary findings were first presented at the Ed Tech Industry Summit in May.
- BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) implementation in schools is projected to increase over the next five years based on responses to new questions in the survey.
- Levels of technology integration at schools are holding steady despite budget challenges, while interest in technology integration continues to remain high.
- Schools and universities continue to rate the importance of technology integration as very important.
- Postsecondary continues to lead the way in technology integration compared to K-12.
The final 2013 report is available here.
As the voice of the educational technology industry, SIIA developed a vision for K-20 education that ensures all students have access to a technology-enabled teaching and learning environments capable of preparing them to compete globally and lead the world in innovation. A successful pilot survey was initiated in 2008, with follow-up surveys conducted in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 to support the initiative.
The 2013 Vision K-20 Survey was developed to provide benchmarks against which educators and administrators can measure their institutional progress in using technology to provide 21st century tools, anytime/anywhere access, differentiated learning, assessment tools, and enterprise support. SIIA also recognizes the lead partner MMS Education, for its work on the Vision K-20 Survey analysis and report.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 700 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.
• Laura Greenback, SIIA Communications, 202-789-4461, firstname.lastname@example.org
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