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80 percent of schools using digital content, says ASCD survey

Survey reveals that as digital content use increases, the marketplace should ensure content is easy to integrate

Eighty percent of school and district leaders responding to a recent survey said they use digital content in their curriculum or outside the classroom in certain ways, although equity concerns prevent some educators from going all-digital.

Of the more than 2,000 survey respondents, 73 percent have a digital device strategy and 64 percent are aligning their digital content plan to that strategy, Respondents also reported that the ability to deliver individualized instruction, greater student engagement, and movement toward a one-to-one program have spurred the increased digital content use.

Digital Content Goes to School: Trends in K-12 Classroom e-Learning,” was released by ASCD and OverDrive. ASCD members served as the survey’s participants.

Responding educators most want digital content for English/language arts (74 percent), science (62 percent), math (61 percent), and social studies (56 percent). Surveyed school and district administrators said they believe digital content use will continue to grow and be successfully integrated into curriculum if teachers receive proper professional development.

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Laura Ascione

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