CoSN Survey: Mobile Learning Top Priority for K–12 IT Leaders
By Richard Chang 04/04/17
Mobile learning is the top priority for K–12 IT leaders, according to the fifth annual K–12 IT Leadership Survey published by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).
It’s the first time mobile learning ranked as the highest priority in the survey. The No. 2 priority is broadband and network capacity, which ranked first last year, and the No. 3 priority is cybersecurity and privacy, with 62 percent of respondents rating them more important than last year.
- Understaffing remains a key issue for technology departments in school systems.
- Single sign-on (SSO) is the most implemented interoperability initiative
- More than one-third of IT leaders expressed no interest in bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives, up from 20 percent in 2014.
- Interest in open educational resources (OER) is high
- Education technology experience is common among IT leaders
- Strong academic backgrounds are also prevalent among IT leaders.
- Lack of diversity continues to be an issue for school district technology leaders.
CoSN is a nonprofit association for school system technology leaders. To read or download the full IT leadership survey, visit this CoSN site.
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