Research: Educators Enthusiastic about Technology ... with Exceptions

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2016 Campus Technology and THE Journal “Teaching with Technology” Survey Results Announced

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Overall, their responses revealed a positive outlook on technology — but also provided a reminder that education must be the core goal of any tech initiative on campus.

1105 Public Sector Media Group is pleased to announce that the results of the 2016 Campus Technology and THE Journal “Teaching with Technology” surveys have been published.

In the inaugural Teaching with Technology surveys, Campus Technology readers (primarily higher education educators) and THE Journal readers (primarily K-12 educators) were asked to provide their feedback for the technologies they use in the classroom. The pioneering surveys allowed Campus Technology and THE Journal’s editors to explore educators' preferences, level of confidence in their abilities, belief in technology as a teaching and learning tool and their outlook for the future.

The two research studies found that, on the whole both K-12 teachers and college/university faculty members value technology both as a tool for teaching and learning and as a means of making their jobs easier.

In the K-12 survey, a full 92 percent of respondents said technology has positively affected their ability to teach, and 88 percent of them favor schools providing devices to all students. Eighty-fiver percent said tech has made their jobs “easier” or “much easier.” The K-12 survey included 1,307 qualified respondents, 84 percent of whom work for public school systems.

On the higher education side, 77 percent of respondents said tech has made their work “easier” or “much easier.” Eighty-eight percent said technology has positively impacted their ability to teach. The higher education survey included 524 qualified respondents, 69 percent of whom work for public institutions.

“We surveyed faculty members across the country to find out how they feel about technology in the classroom, what devices are most valuable for teaching and learning, their wish lists and gripes, their outlook on the future and more,” said Rhea Kelly, executive editor of Campus Technology. “Overall, their responses revealed a positive outlook on technology — but also provided a reminder that education must be the core goal of any tech initiative on campus."

“There’s a perception out there that teachers are either unwilling or unable to use technology in the classroom. But our 2016 Teaching with Technology report finds just the opposite,” said David Nagel, editor-in-chief of THE Journal. “Teachers are willing, eager and able to adopt technologies that improve teaching and learning.”

The surveys also cover:

  • Technologies teachers most value
  • Technologies on educators’ wish lists
  • Use of hybrid or blended models
  • Assignment of technology-based homework
  • Technologies teachers most detest. (Mobile phones and learning management systems topped the lists!)

The full results of the Teaching with Technology Survey appear in the August/September digital issue of Campus Technology: and in the September issue of THE Journal:

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