Districts increase use of Web 2.0, but barriers remain

Results of a new research survey indicate growing acceptance of Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies among school leaders and educators.
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Results of a new research survey indicate growing acceptance of Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies among school leaders and educators.

Results of a new research survey indicate growing acceptance of Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies among school leaders and educators. Levels of use have improved since 2009 across several categories of Web 2.0 tools, including online social/collaborative networking. However, student safety and lack of teacher knowledge about how to use Web 2.0 technologies effectively remain barriers for many districts. These are some of the major findings of “Digital Districts: Web 2.0 and Collaborative Technologies in U.S. Schools,” a national survey of more than 380 district technology directors conducted by Interactive Educational Systems Design (IESD) on behalf of Lightspeed Systems Inc., netTrekker, and Atomic Learning.

The full research report is available at www.digitaldistrictsurvey.com.

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