Teachers’ Use of Ed-Tech Tools Rises Across the Board, But Time Pressures Persist

  • 2018-12-07
  • EDWEEK

Educators’ use of a wide variety of digital tools and platforms–from instructional videos to learning management systems to openly licensed content–has risen over the past year, according to a new survey.

The survey, released this week, also asked educators about the biggest barriers they face in using ed tech. Fifty-two percent said they see “lack of time to plan for integration” of digital resources in instruction as an obstacle.

n addition, a shortage of professional development and training focused specifically on using digital curriculum was also cited as a common hurdle to sound ed-tech use, the survey found.

Yet despite those hurdles, the survey found that from 2017 to 2018, teachers’ use of a variety of ed-tech devices, strategies, and systems have risen.