Washington, D.C. (Jan 29, 2014) – In conjunction with FETC 2014, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announces the launch of its seventh annual Vision K-20 Survey. 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.

“We’ve developed a vision for K-20 education to ensure all students have access to a learning environment that prepares them to compete globally and lead the world in innovation,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. “This year, in addition to reporting progress over the last seven years, for the first time we will ask educators to identify how they are using mobile technology in the classroom.”

For more information on Vision K-20, and to take the survey, visit the www.siia.net/visionk20. Initial aggregated results will be released at the 2014 Education Industry Summit (EIS) 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. SIIA is always looking for more partners to help get the word out to educators around the country and around the world. Please contact Lindsay Harman (lharman@siia.net) if you are interested in helping spread the word about the Vision K-20 Survey.

“The Vision K-20 initiative is a helpful guide for educational institutions to implement technology district-wide and campus-wide,” said Susan Meell, CEO at MMS Education. “It’s an important tool to help educators benchmark how their institution is progressing in terms of integrating technology and preparing students to lead the world in innovation.”

About SIIA
EThe 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 800 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.

Media Contacts
• Laura Greenback, SIIA Communications, 202-789-4461, lgreenback@siia.net
• Saul Hafenbredl, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x25, saul@cblohm.com

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