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.