The State of Technology in Education Report 2019

Foreword

In 2019, we reached out to educators across Australia in our first State of Technology in Education survey. Having recognised that no research of this scale had been attempted in the region before, we gave teachers, school leaders and IT managers the opportunity to share their experiences of how technology was really being used in the classroom so that we could begin to paint an accurate picture of the edtech landscape.

We received nearly 400 responses spanning individuals from throughout Australia in all kinds of education roles, and used those insights to create Australia’s first ever State of Technology in Education Report 2019.

While we planned to launch the report in early 2020, we pressed pause on release in light of the pandemic, and instead used the time to conduct a second survey (September to December 2020). This has enabled us to examine edtech trends both pre-Covid and during temporary school closures.


Key findings

    • 75% of school leaders say budgets will impact their ability to realise school strategies in the year ahead (2020)
    • Consequently, 50% of school principals believe budgets will have an impact on students’ education
    • 90% of educators said that edtech helps them to do their job better
    • Over 50% of educators believe while teachers receive some training and support, more can be done
    • Only 7% of teachers suggested they received full training and support when it comes to edtech
    • 95% of respondents said technology is a great way to engage students

 

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