The New 3 E’s of Education | edtechdigest.com

Project Tomorrow surveyed 294,399 K-12 students, 42,267 parents, 35,525 teachers, 2,125 librarians, 3,578 school/district administrators and 1,391 technology leaders representing 6,541 public and private schools from 1,340 districts. Here are a few more particularly interesting findings from the most recent survey:
• Over twice as many teachers and administrators have a personal smart phone today than in 2008.

• While only 11 percent of teachers regularly updated their social networking site in 2007, over 44 percent are active Facebook users in 2010. Forty-five percent of administrators are also Facebook users now.

• Reflecting the exploding interest in digital content and e-textbooks, four times more administrators (35 percent) are concerned today about how to evaluate the quality of digital resources than just one year ago (9 percent).

• Thirty percent of teachers are now using podcasts and videos in their classroom instruction – an increase of over 50 percent since 2008.

• Teacher interest in teaching an online class has grown by 76 percent in just two years.

• And as classroom instruction is becoming more digitally-based, administrators are ranking digital equity and student home tech access as a much bigger issue. While only 12 percent of administrators listed digital equity as a concern in 2007, 30 percent of our education leaders today consider student access an important district challenge.

The full report is here.

Related articles

Enhanced by Zemanta
Advertisements
This entry was posted in blended learning, Education and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

What do you think about this?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s