Some subjects and teaching styles require more technology than others. Across the United States, investments in educational technology (including hardware, applications, and learning management systems) are influenced in part by the teachers' perceptions of that technology and how they will use it in their classrooms.
Today we look more closely at the traits defining those teachers. What subjects or styles of teaching facilitate greater adoption of educational technology? Does this scale to the national level?
SECTION #4 - Curricula
Purpose: To discover trends in educational technological adoption based on the subjects and pedagogies of the teachers surveyed.
Scope: American K-12 Schools
In contrast to previous posts, this research topic is taking a qualitative approach to understanding the Why and How of teachers shifting their pedagogies and technological uses. For this, we are looking at data collected by Simba Information's interviews from the following reports:
Shifting Needs: Impact of New Pedagogy On Teacher Needs
Social Studies is ditching textbooks in favor of problem-centered learning.
Science is also pushing to reduce textbooks in favor of problem-centered learning.
Teachers are saving money on books and using it on Professional Development.
Subject Patterns: Subjects Leading Adoption Of EduTech
Simba Information's report on these trends can be accessed here by students of participating institutions, or for a fee.
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