The new year is here, and an edtech survey asked its teachers what type of content they’d like to explore in 2015.
“Classroom technologies continue to be a main focus for edtech readers, according to our findings,” said the article on Smartblogs.com. “Eighty-five percent of respondents state these technologies – including learning tools and apps, learning spaces, interactive whiteboards, projectors and the like – are a priority for 2015. More than a third of readers – or 35% — are looking for tools that support collaborative and project-based learning.”
According to the article when teachers were asked about content, “an overwhelming majority of respondents – 88% — stated they want more stories with feedback from students. Forty-two percent reported that stories with tips and how-tos are the most helpful in their work. Another 36% stated the same for case studies and whitepapers.”
A full breakdown of the findings followed
“What’s your edtech priority for 2015?
- Classroom technologies [learning apps/tools, learning spaces, interactive white boards, projectors, etc]: 85%
- Collaborative and project-based learning: 35%
- Learning space design: 8%
- Personalized learning, competency-based learning: 16%
- Online learning, blended learning, flipped classrooms: 18%
- Social media: 4%
- Campus IT infrastructure [security, cloud computing, data centers, etc]: 11%
- Security: 13%
- Cloud computing: 4%
- Administrative technologies [student information systems, retention/recruitment, facilities, student affairs, etc]: 4%
What type of content is most helpful to you in your work?
- Tips, how-to stories: 42%
- Case studies and white papers: 36%
- Web events [webinars and virtual events]: 14%
- Podcasts: 8%
Would you like to hear more from students?
- Yes: 88%
- No: 12%