A new report is just out detailing how state education agencies and policy-makers are adapting to a digital world post-pandemic while also identifying state priorities relating to technology and education. The inaugural State EdTech Trends report includes responses from edtech directors, state superintendents, state chiefs of staff, and other senior state officials from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
“I’m proud to share the 2022 State EdTech Trends Report, the first report on SETDA’s new flagship State EdTech Trends survey findings conducted in collaboration with Whiteboard Advisors and with the assistance of the Education Commission of the States,” writes Julia Fallon, SETDA’s Executive Director.
Organizers of the inaugural report heard from all fifty states, as well as the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Respondents included SETDA (State Educational Technology Directors Association) members, state superintendents, and other senior state officials.
“This baseline data provides important evidence of what we know today and what we still need to learn and focus on in the near future. It’s a window into how states are internally organized, and it will also be a catalyst guiding SETDA’s work over the coming year,” according to Fallon.
The survey reveals that a majority (57%) feel that “We have a lot of edtech programs and products, but we don’t always use them effectively” while a smaller number (34%) believe, “We use technology in a variety of impactful ways.” To get the full context and to hear more about technology in education, have a look for yourself.