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Mobile Learning, Data Privacy Among Top Priorities for School Technology Leaders

The shift to mobile learning, student data privacy and budget constraints are top of mind for school district technology leaders.
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The shift to mobile learning, student data privacy and budget constraints are top of mind for school district technology leaders. These are among the key findings CoSN revealed today from its 2017 IT Leadership Survey.

Key findings from this year’s report include:

  • Mobile learning is the top priority for IT leaders, ranked atop the list for the first time. The number two priority is “Broadband & Network Capacity.”
  • Cybersecurity and student data privacy continue to grow as major concerns with 62 percent of respondents rating them more important than last year.
  • Single-Sign-On (SSO) is the most implemented interoperability initiative with 60 percent of school technology leaders having partially or fully implemented SSO. Data interoperability, meanwhile, was the next most popular solution, with 73 percent of respondents indicating they were in planning or implementation stages.
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), more than one-third of IT leaders expressed “no interest” in such initiatives, up from 20 percent in 2014.
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) interest is high, with nearly 80 percent of respondents indicating it was part of their district’s digital content strategy.

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