Welcome to EduTech Specs – an 8-part series in which I will be taking a research-based approach to understanding the technology adoption of schools and provide a detailed forecast of educational technology in the United States.
Today we'll discuss the Why, What, and How of this blog series. I'll also provide a Preview of what you can expect from my work.
Why does this matter?
Studying these trends is important because schools are beginning to change the way they think about and use technology.
According to Simba Information's K-12 Classroom Technology Survey Report from 2016,
Spending on hardware, software, and training has increased over the past five years, and schools are beginning to see the fruits of their investments.
What Does This Blog Cover?
Education - Instruction provided for the development of knowledge, skills, or attitudes.
Technology - Hardware or Software
Specs - "Specifications," or detailed facts usually involving measurements
EduTech Specs - "A detailed, fact-based analysis of the hardware or software being used in instructional settings."
More specifically, we'll cover this from a macroeconomic and socioeconomic perspective within the United States.
How will we cover this content?
These topics will be covered here on every Wednesday, so come back each week and contribute your thoughts to our conversation on the future of education and how technology will affect it!