Wednesday, February 2, 2011

National Research Indicates Lack of Technology Infrastructure in Classrooms

Research released Wednesday February 2, on teacher’s media usage, entitled "Deepening Commitment: Teachers Increasingly Rely on Media and Technology," indicates an insufficient capacity of computing devices and technology infrastructure to handle teachers’ Internet-dependent instructional activity. The national study also found that more than half of K-12 teachers report continued cuts in their school media budgets, increasing their reliance on free, quality content. Teachers spend 60 percent of their time using educational resources in the classroom that are either free or paid for by teachers themselves. Details in this press release, with link to the study.

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