Posts Tagged ‘SIIA’

A Look Back on ISTE 2014

Posted on July 8th, 2014

The CB&A team has been working hard the past few months in preparation for ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. From Media Central to show floor appointments and press conferences, the team learned about the latest in EdTech while soaking up the hot sun (and rain). The week went by in a blur,...

Survey finds continuing campus bandwidth squeeze (GCN)

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

Reliable mobile access on campus continues to challenge university network administrators. With students bringing anywhere from two to five devices to campus and professors integrating mobile into the curriculum, high bandwidth is in high demand. As more classroom activities require Internet access, the number of postsecondary educators who believe they have access...

Software Group: Schools Aren’t Keeping Up With Teachers’ Tech Desires (Associations Now)

Posted on July 2nd, 2014

The buzz around the role of technology in education is growing, but, according to one association, the resources aren’t always there. The latest edition of the Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) “Vision K?20 Survey,” released Monday, highlights the issue, noting that online testing, in particular, is still a challenge for roughly...

Report: Many Educators Don’t Feel Ready for Online Summative Assessments (T.H.E. Journal)

Posted on July 1st, 2014

Many K-12 educators do not feel “highly prepared” for online, summative assessments in 2014, according to the most recent annual survey by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). For the first time, the SIIA Vision K-20 survey asked US-based K-12 participants about the level of institutional preparation for online, summative assessments from a technology...

Report: Universities Struggle To Provide Adequate Bandwidth (Campus Technology)

Posted on July 1st, 2014

As more classroom activities require Internet access, the number of college and university educators who believe they have access to adequate Internet bandwidth levels is declining, suggesting that bandwidth is not keeping up with demand, according to the most recent annual survey by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Yet educators noted improvements...

SIIA Survey Finds Mismatch Between Tech Integration and School Goals (EdSurge)

Posted on June 30th, 2014

K-20 VISION: Online 40% of K-12 schools feel ready for online assessments due to concerns about adequate bandwidth and devices, according to SIIA’s 2014 Vision K-20 Survey Report. Other key findings from the survey of 981 K-20 educators include a growing acceptance of BYOD policies, with many saying that “mobile devices will be allowed...

Survey Reveals Worries About Schools’ Readiness for Online Testing (Education Week)

Posted on June 30th, 2014

While schools’ access to technology continues to increase, roughly 60 percent of K-12 officials surveyed by an industry group do not feel their schools have the bandwidth or devices to make them ready for summative, online testing. The results are based on an Internet survey completed by about 1,000 K-12 officials nationwide....

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