Districts Continue to go Digital

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A recent annual survey by the Center for Digital Education revealed that K-12 school districts are increasingly supporting digital learning. Of the districts surveyed:

  • 62% have a digital content and curriculum strategy in place
  • 38% of districts have a digital content and curriculum strategy that includes using Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • 62% are already using technology such as interactive whiteboards, document cameras, display equipment, and assessment tools
  • 31% said they plan to modernize their technology equipment in the next 12-24 months
  • 50% of districts have completed a one-to-one initiative with supporting infrastructure
  • 38% of districts said they plan to modernize their infrastructure in the next 12-24 months

Additionally, the survey revealed 10 district IT priorities for the coming year:

  1. Personalized Learning
  2. Digital Content and Curriculum
  3. Professional Development / Skills Training for Integrating Technology in the Classroom
  4. Online Testing
  5. Mobility (one-to-one and BYOD)
  6. Common Core/ State Standards; and Networking Infrastructure Upgrades
  7. Student Data Privacy including Policies
  8. Data Management/Analytics
  9. Technology for Physical Security
  10. Cybersecurity Policy; and Cybersecurity/ Data Security Tools

Aside from OERs being utilized for digital content and curriculum, each of these district IT priorities represent large-scale opportunities for resellers.  Ask your customers if (and how) they’re planning to address these issues to discover new, expanding, or renewable sales.

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Sources: eSchool News & Education Dive

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