I have the privilege of presenting at CoSN’s Annual Conference this week. I’ll be discussing results of research projects we conducted with 3rd-party organizations exploring how topics like mobile learning, data-driven decision making, digital content and Common Core are changing the way teachers teach and students learn.
One of the interesting trends the research revealed was around digital content and its use compared to print materials. I wanted to give a sneak peak of some of the data I’ll be unveiling at my session; this data is from Blackboard research conducted by YouGov:
Three years ago, the assistant superintendent of Fairfax County Schools, the largest school system in the Washington, D.C., region, predicted digital content would overtake print within five years—a bold prediction in 2011. While research is showing that print is still king in 2014, “the times, they are a-changin,'” to quote a certain musician who knows a little something about going electric.
I think it’s extremely likely that digital content will replace print more quickly than even we in the ed tech industry anticipated. What about your district? Are you still using print, or have you made the switch to digital?