QED Releases State of Education Technology Reports
Quality Education Data Inc. has released two annual reports on the state of technology in U.S. schools and districts: “Technology Purchasing Forecast 2002-2003, 8th Edition” and “Internet Usage in Teaching 2002, 7th Edition.” According to the “Technology Purchasing Forecast,” for the 2001-2002 school year, U.S. public school districts spent $6.45 billion on technology and projects, while $7.19 billion will be spent in the 2002-2003 school year.
The report also shows that Macintosh is the most common brand of instructional computer in schools today. But, Dell is the leading brand in district plans to purchase instructional computers for the 2002-03 school year, with a 35% share. Also, according to the study, 43% of the districts reported ownership of wireless devices, while another one-third of all districts reported that they will purchase wireless devices in the 2002-2003 school year.
“Internet Usage in Teaching” reports that Internet access has become the rule in K-12 education, with 96% of teachers in public schools stating that they use the Internet as a teaching resource. For more information or to purchase copies of the reports, visit www.qeddata.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 525-5811.
This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.