SHELTON, Conn., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A new education report by MDR's EdNET Insight research team, "Multiple Student Devices: Challenges Facing Providers," analyzes the current state of student device use in U.S. districts, schools and classrooms and assembles practical advice for K-12 companies facing the challenges and opportunities of operating in the midst of the multiple device learning environment.
MDR's EdNET Insight reports combine proven research with analysis by recognized industry experts to deliver an insightful, comprehensive view of the trends and influences that shape the U.S. education market today, and tomorrow. The forty page report, written for MDR by Dr. Rita Oates, President of Oates Associates, details the complexity and growth of the digital device market and the impact on U.S. educators and students.
"Today's educators face unprecedented demands for the expansion of more and varied types of digital instruction and devices that students prefer to use for learning," says Dr. Oates. "These trends have created a surge of unmet needs and opportunities for K-12 companies and organizations who work with U.S. districts and schools."
The report's data, charts, case studies, and actionable recommendations, include suggested marketing and sales messaging, and provides K-12 providers with implications, strategies and the future direction they will need to operate in a shifting market. The report assembles information, research and personal perspectives through MDR educator surveys, MDR research reports on K-12 education, interviews with leading education technology executives and educators at CoSN and ISTE 2016, scrutinized media coverage and online forums with ISTE Technology Coordinators.
"Clearly technology for learning has radically shifted in the last few years," adds Dr. Oates. "The multitude of digital devices has caused unsettling experiences for teachers who feel they don't have adequate professional development to make effective use of digital devices for learning in their classrooms. The shift has also created an enormous demand for educators, administrators, curriculum, and technology personnel to manage and deliver differentiated and personalized learning through customization of instructional content."
The "Multiple Student Devices: Challenges Facing Providers" report delves into district adoption of different brands and models for learning, and addresses demands now placed upon school leaders to provide digital instruction at all levels.
This new report substantiates MDR's findings of last year's State of the K-12 Market 2015 report confirming five out of ten curriculum directors expect substantial print-to-digital conversion over the next three years. Section highlights include:
- Size and growth of K-12 student device market with future trends and drivers.
- The rising prominence of BYOT/BYOD (bring your own technology/device).
- Case studies of U.S. district and U.S. state implementations and initiatives.
- What curriculum and technology teams want from publishers.
- Privacy and security issues, including rostering students.
- Operating system changes and emerging industry standards, including accessibility.
- Understanding the role of apps.
Available to the public, "Multiple Student Devices: Challenges Facing Providers" gives readers key trends and business opportunities for the evolving U.S. school multiple device market and the complex solutions required to meet ongoing challenges.
About MDR and EdNET Insight
MDR is an integrated marketing services agency with unique digital, creative, and branding capabilities. MDR leads the industry in helping clients achieve their business goals through research and market intelligence, a world class school database and multi-channel digital communities, including WeAreTeachers and EdNET.
EdNET Insight is the education industry's trusted source for information about the K-12 market and game-changing trends that impact companies and organizations serving U.S. education.
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