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EdTech survey: Looking forward to 2015

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As 2014 winds down, it’s time to look ahead to the new year. To make sure we’re providing you with the information you need to your job well, we asked SmartBrief on EdTech readers to tell us their ed-tech priorities for 2015 and what types of content they’d like to see from us.

Classroom technologies continue to be a main focus for EdTech readers, according to our findings. Eighty-five percent (85%) of respondents state these technologies – including learning tools and apps, learning spaces, interactive whiteboards, projectors and the like – are a priority for 2015. More than a third of readers – or 35% — are looking for tools that support collaborative and project-based learning.

When asked about content, an overwhelming majority of respondents – 88% — stated they want more stories with feedback from students. Forty-two percent reported that stories with tips and how-tos are the most helpful in their work. Another 36% stated the same for case studies and whitepapers.

Here’s a full breakdown of the findings:

What’s your ed-tech priority for 2015?

  1. Classroom technologies (learning apps/tools, learning spaces, interactive white boards, projectors, etc): 85%
    1. Collaborative and project-based learning: 35%
    2. Learning space design: 8%
    3. Personalized learning, competency-based learning: 16%
    4. Online learning, blended learning, flipped classrooms: 18%
    5. Social media: 4%
  2. Campus IT infrastructure (security, cloud computing, data centers, etc): 11%
    1. Security: 13%
    2. Cloud computing: 4%
  3. Administrative technologies (student information systems, retention/recruitment, facilities, student affairs, etc): 4%

What type of content is most helpful to you in your work? 

  1. Tips, how-to stories: 42%
  2. Case studies and white papers: 36%
  3. Web events (webinars and virtual events): 14%
  4. Podcasts: 8%

Would you like to hear more from students?

  1. Yes: 88%
  2. No: 12%

What are your priorities for 2015? Let us know what you want to read about and what kind of content is most helpful to you in your work. Drop us a line or let us know in the comments below.