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Only 11 Percent of School Officials Report Using District Bans on Student Devices

Only 11 Percent of School Officials Report Using District Bans on Student Devices

The fourth annual technology survey from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has revealed some interesting trends regarding technology after surveying more than 120,000 U.S. school system technology leaders, said THEJournal.com.

For one, only 11 percent of IT leaders said that their school enforces a district-wide ban on school technology, signifying the increasing acceptance of students bringing in and using their own technology in school.

Additionally, the report revealed changing IT initiatives when asking leaders about their priorities this year. 

"Assessment readiness was not listed as a priority as it had been in previous reports. Instead, the survey found that broadband and network capacity, wireless access and mobile learning were the first, second and third priorities respectively among IT leaders,” said THEJournal.

On the increase in priorities is the protection of student data as 64 percent of survey respondents said that student data privacy “is more important than last year.”

The report also revealed a significant lack of diversity among IT leadersl;  90 percent of the hundreds of thousands of IT leaders surveyed were white.

Read more about the report here.

Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

5/25/2016

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