STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers now are using more digital instructional materials than print materials in the classroom, according to The Shift to Digital in Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, a new study from Education Market Research (EMR)/Simba Information.
The Shift to Digital in Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies (February 2015) is the product of several EMR surveys: EMR's Supplemental Products Market: 2014 survey, conducted in the Summer 2014, and EMR's latest Social Studies Market survey, conducted in the Fall 2014. Supporting evidence also comes from EMR's surveys of the Reading, Mathematics, and Science/STEM market segments. According to data compiled through these surveys, digital resources, and the companies producing them, are growing much faster than the K-12 school market as a whole.
Publishers have been rapidly shifting their product development activities in the direction of digital to match the shift in the market. Among the publishers and manufacturers surveyed by EMR, the most frequently cited product medium for delivering supplemental products was "online/digital" delivery (82.6%), followed by "print" (65.2%). In terms of sales of digital resources, if all of the digital product applications are grouped together, this segment was up a remarkable 43.1% for all of 2013.
On the other hand, non-digital products recorded a 7.9% decline.
"As a result of this powerful market dynamic," said Dr. Robert M. Resnick, president and principal researcher for EMR, "so-called 'high digital' companies are selling more and are more optimistic about future growth prospects compared to the 'low digital' companies."
The Shift to Digital in Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies is a single, comprehensive new report covering digital market size, trends and forecasts, including:
- Market drivers and converging growth factors in the K-12 environment
- The impact of Common Core standards and assessments on the growth of digital
- Installed base of computing devices, and student-to-computer ratios through 2015
- Digital products market size and growth through 2016
- The specifics of the shift to digital in Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies
The information in The Shift to Digital in Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies is unique and not available from any government or commercial source other than EMR/Simba Information. For more information on the report please visit http://www.simbainformation.com/Shift-Digital-Reading-8769950/ or call 888-29-SIMBA.
About Education Market Research
EMR analyzes the U.S. K-12 school market in all of it facets - textbooks, supplemental materials, computer hardware, software, video, online - and in each of its grade levels, major curriculum areas, and "markets within the market". The data contained in EMR's publications comes from original studies conducted by EMR using an information gathering network comprised of tens of thousands of educators. EMR provides original market intelligence not available from any other source.
About Simba Information
Simba Information is widely recognized as the leading authority for market intelligence in the media and publishing industry. Simba's extensive information network delivers top quality, independent perspective on the people, events and alliances shaping the media and information industry. Simba publishes newsletters and research reports that provide key decision-makers at more than 15,000 client companies. For more information, please visit www.simbainformation.com.
Robert Resnick, Ph.D
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