THE GLOBAL STATE OF DIGITAL LEARNING IN K–12 EDUCATION

THE GLOBAL STATE OF DIGITAL LEARNING IN K–12 EDUCATION

A new survey of 3,000 educators sheds light on the current state of K–12 digital learning.

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Benefits and Obstacles
95% believe digital learning increases student achievement
92% say digital learning improves teaching effectiveness
81% consider PLC and PLN collaboration to be effective PD
43% note lack of time as the biggest obstacle to integrating technology
40% report that student access to technology is the top challenge
46% of institutions still don’t use their LMS to model best practices

The Top 5 Challenges Facing Administrators in 2016–17
41.8%—providing relevant and effective PD
32.4%—technological infrastructure (wifi, security, etc.)
29.9%—lack of staff or faculty collaboration
28.2%—device management
26.2%—assessing and reporting on teaching strategy and effectiveness

Device Usage
69.9%—Windows laptops and desktops
39.6%—Chromebooks
38.9%—iOS tablets and devices
24.0%—Mac laptops and desktops
11.2%—Android tablets and devices
6.2%—Microsoft Surface Books

1:1 or 1:Many?
33.0% use shared carts of devices
25.4% have 1:1 but students cannot take them home
24.7% have 1:1 and students can take them home
9.2% have BYOD
7.7% only allow students to use their own devices at home

Types of Digital Resources in Use
89.9% use PDFs, Word docs, and other static, text-based resources
70.2% use videos hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, Khan Academy, etc.
41.7% use online games
39.3% use publisher content
36.9% use videos created by respondents and colleagues
36.7% use online discussions
26.6% use digital simulations
20.1% use open educational resources (OERs)

SOURCE: MARKETS INSIDER

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