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February 8th, 2013
Press Release: SIIA Education Announces the New Vision K-20 Website and Launch of the 2013 Survey
SIIA Education Announces the New Vision K-20 Website and Launch of the 2013 Survey
Vision K-20 Survey will measure classroom, school, campus, district, and state progress toward achieving the SIIA Vision for K-20 Education
Washington, D.C. (Feb. 6, 2013) – In conjunction with Digital Learning Day, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces the opening of its sixth annual Vision K-20 Survey and newly revamped Vision K-20 website. Sponsored by the Education Division of SIIA, the Vision K-20 Survey gives educators, administrators, and faculty members from K-12 and postsecondary educational institutions the opportunity to evaluate their current technology and compare it to prior results in a short online survey. SIIA member organizations worked together to develop the Vision K-20 initiative as a guide for educational institutions to implement technology district-wide and campus-wide.
The release of the new Vision K-20 website provides new resources and materials for educators and industry professionals. Visit the new site to see studies that support vision goals and provide valuable education technology information. Educators can use the resources section to help their institutions achieve Vision K-20 goals.
“We’re excited to launch the sixth annual survey and new-and-improved website with additional information for both educators and industry professionals,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. “With the ed tech industry becoming increasingly global, we are also pleased to announce that this will be first year to include responses from outside the U.S.”
For more information on Vision K-20, and to take the survey, visit the new website. Initial aggregated results will be released at the 2013 Ed Tech Industry Summit (ETIS) in May, with a final report released at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference in June.
SIIA values the support of its partners and their commitment to improving students’ preparedness for an innovative and global economy. Partners committed to supporting the Vision K-20 initiative and survey include: Digital Learning Day, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), iPopp, Intel Worldwide Education, SmartBrief, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), edWeb.net, and eSchool Media. The project’s lead partner was MMS Education. MMS Education provides market research, marketing, sales, and technology solutions for a wide range of education technology companies.
“We are very pleased to help SIIA again this year to conduct this important survey with educators and administrators,” said Susan Meel, CEO at MMS Education. “This survey provides a very helpful tool for educators, so they can determine how their institution is progressing in terms of integrating technology and preparing students for the 21st Century.”
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 500 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.
• Laura Greenback, SIIA Communications, 410-533-1943, firstname.lastname@example.org
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