As school districts increasingly leverage education technology to create new learning opportunities and support remote learning, Promethean is looking to gather insights and track trends to provide teachers, educational leaders, and industry experts with a comprehensive view of current classroom technologies, adoption, usage, and trends over the next five years.  Technology may have not been at the forefront of everyone’s minds due to the transition to remote learning, but it has been instrumental in mobilizing teachers and keeping students connected to their peers, and their education.

The 2019 State of Technology in Education report, pioneered by Promethean, has been plotting real trends in the education sector. Last year’s 900+ person survey results demonstrate both great opportunities and challenges in the field of edtech. While almost all respondents, including educators, IT administrators, curriculum directors, and principals, understand edtech’s benefits, the data indicates legacy infrastructure, organizational inertia, and competing priorities continue to act as barriers to adoption.

Last years survey identified:

  • More than 80% agree technology accelerates learning, while 72% agree utilizing technology in the classroom is a great way to keep students engaged.
  • More than 50% of those surveyed believe online content and resources will see the greatest classroom growth in the next five years.
  • Reducing the student achievement gap is a top priority for 57% of administrators and 54% of teachers.
  • Most administrators surveyed indicate they evaluate edtech success by the level of student engagement, teacher feedback, and overall results.

The survey is back for 2020, and Promethean is inviting administrators and educators to participate once again to share what’s changed in their schools and districts since last year. Under such unprecedented circumstances, what tech trends will we see rolled out in the future?

Promethean would love input from you and your colleagues about your school’s strategic decision-making and the evolving role of technology.

Take the survey and let us know your thoughts.