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National Survey of Top 2,500 U.S. School Districts Predicts Rapid Transition from Desktop to Mobile Computing, Bandwidth Crisis



July 6, 2006 By

A new national survey of the top 2,500 U.S. school districts predicts that more than half of all student computing devices will be mobile by the year 2011 and online learning will grow at a compound annual rate of 26 percent over the next five years. The districts also report rapid growth in 1:1 computing, whereby each student and teacher has one Internet-connected wireless computing device for use both in the classroom and at home. Superintendents, curriculum directors and technology directors representing over 11 million students nationwide participated in the "America's Digital Schools 2006" study, conducted by The Hayes Connection and The Greaves Group and sponsored by Discovery Education and Pearson Education.

Among the key findings of the study: Over 87 percent of schools offering 1:1 computing report substantial academic improvement where results were tracked; superintendents rank low TCO (total cost of ownership) as the single most important factor in 1:1 computing implementation; and many school districts are unaware of a looming bandwidth crisis resulting from the growing number of student computers and applications.

The ADS 2006 findings have profound implications for legislators, students, educators and educational developers. "We believe this study has the potential to influence policy decisions and initiate the kind of in-depth discussions we need to have if we are to move forward in closing our achievement gap with other nations," said Arnie Glassberg, superintendent of San Lorenzo, Calif.


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