Changes in Education: The Biggest Opportunities and Challenges Facing Education

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Compass Learning takes education seriously.  So when Compass Learning attended The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Diego this June, they decided to pair serious learning with serious interaction.

Instead of just shaking hands and exchanging business cards, they conducted interviews and asked attendees: “What makes for a successful technology integration in the classroom?”

Here are their findings.  You will find them interesting!

They confirmed that technology is the norm in education

  • 100 percent of the 43 educators interviewed (40 percent of whom are teachers) said that technology plays a part in their school or district.
  • The use of computers and iPads has surpassed Smart Boards three-to-one according to respondents.
  • Thirty percent of those interviewed said that the unlimited resources and information available through increased technology in the classroom is the biggest opportunity for education.

However, the increase in technology is not completely struggle-free

  • 37 percent said a big challenge to education is an increased need for professional development.They want to best utilize technology, but need additional training to do so.
  • Finally, the lack of funding and resources available for education was cited, at 35 percent, as a close second for the biggest challenge facing education.

You can read the rest of their report here.


About Fred Waugh

As vice president of marketing, Fred brings more than 15 years of successful marketing leadership experience to Compass Learning. Fred has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University.


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