The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) releases the 2014 Vision K-20 Survey Report, its seventh annual national survey measuring U.S. educational institutions’ self-reported progress toward building a framework that embraces technology and e-learning. The findings were presented at a press event during the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. The report suggests that K-20 education institutions are striving for more digital educational goals, which are increasingly reached through Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.
Central findings from this year’s report include:
- Respondents expect an increase in the use of BYOD technology.
- Both the current and ideal level of technology integration has shown a directional increase for K-12 and postsecondary institutions, compared to 2013.
- There is a need for increased technology integration in K-20 education.
- Educators recognize that there is a large gap between current and ideal levels of implementation, which they aspire to fill.
- Only 40 percent of K-12 education institutions feel prepared for upcoming online assessments.