Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Report: Most Districts Have Deployed Mobile Technology, Want More

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Report: Most Districts Have Deployed Mobile Technology, Want More

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Eighty-two percent of school districts are "highly interested" in launching or expanding a 1-to-1 technology initiative within the next two years, according to a new report from Amplify and IESD. The report, the 2014 National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, also found that the number of districts reporting that at least one-quarter of their schools had deployed mobile devices had risen to 71 percent, up from 60 percent in 2013.

Other key findings of the report include the following:

* Only 12 percent reported that they didn't have mobile devices in any of their schools. That's down from 21 percent in the previous year.

* The most common mobile device deployments reported by survey participants were carts shared among classrooms (approximately 42 percent). Twenty-three percent said some or all classrooms had mobile devices for students to share, nearly 20 percent said classrooms had 1-to-1 deployments and 15.7 percent of respondents said some classes had a full set of mobile devices and others had none. …

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