Simba Information’s K-12 Technology Tools and Trends 2009 report provides crucial business intelligence on the use and future growth of technology in U.S. schools from popular devices to organizational tools and networking applications.
With increased demand for individualized student learning, and the recognized need to continue initiatives to raise student achievement and keep U.S. students competitive in the 21st century global economy, expectations are for growth in the use of technology in schools, fueled by support from a new administration in Washington, D.C.
Specifically for this new report, Simba Information teamed up with leading education market research firm Market Data Retrieval to conduct a survey of district and school technology coordinators and curriculum directors on their technology needs and purchasing plans in the next five years. The results of the survey are bolstered by the in-depth interviews, case studies and the insight of Simba Information analysts to examine current impacts of technology and what educators envision as the next wave of technology to hit K-12 classrooms.
Presenting findings from K-12 Technology Tools & Trends 2009, Simba senior analyst Kathy Mickey spoke at the MDR-hosted webinar K-12 Technology: The Latest Usage & Buying Trends.
In the challenging economic climate in the school market, the K-12 Technology Tools and Trends 2009 report is an essential market intelligence tool more critical than ever for publishers and editors, technology hardware and software developers, as well as marketing, business development and investment professionals.
Survey topics examine current and projected use of instructional devices: desktop computer, laptops/notebook computers, tablets, electronic whiteboards, handheld computing devices, cell phones and MP3 players.
Also, organizational tools: learning management systems, instructional management systems, course management systems, portals and distance learning courses. And, networking and Web 2.0 applications for professional development and classroom instruction.
STAMFORD, CT—June 1, 2009—Economic stimulus funding and a larger discretionary budget for the U.S. Department of Education are creating a fertile environment for the growth of technology use in K-12 schools, according to K-12 Technology Tools and Trends 2009, a recent report from Simba Information. On June 9, join Simba senior analyst Kathy Mickey and MDR’s Kathleen Brantley as they provide findings from the report as well as a recent survey conducted by MDR on the current use and future growth of technology in our schools, including digital whiteboards, digital content and e-books.
“One of the strongest trends in the K-12 education market is that schools are setting academic goals and then looking for technology devices, services and content that will help them fulfill their goals,” said Mickey. “The joint MDR survey and Simba report K-12 Technology Tools and Trends 2009—and the June 9 webinar—are designed to help providers and publishers navigate the markets as schools and districts build their plans and make their choices.”
K-12 Technology: The Latest Usage and Buying Trends, hosted by MDR, will also feature Ed Zaiontz, executive director of Information Services for the Round Rock (TX) Independent School District, who will discuss how technology is being used in his school district.
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About MDR: Market Data Retrieval (MDR), a D&B Company, is the market’s first choice for direct sales and marketing solutions, powered by the most complete, current, and accurate education databases available in the industry.
As the leading U.S. provider of marketing information and services for the K-12, higher education, library, early childhood, and related education markets, MDR can provide direct mail lists, email contacts and deployment, sales contact and lead solutions, and market research and analysis.