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SIIA Opens 2011 Vision K-20 Survey

The Software & Information Industry Association has opened its 2011 Vision K-20 Survey, part of the SIIA's Vision K-20 initiative that focuses on developing a technology-based educational framework for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.

The Vision K-20 survey consists of questions related to 21st century learning, differentiated instruction, mobile/online access, assessment tools, enterprise support, and demographics. It's meant to be used as a benchmarking tool for individual institutions while also compiling aggregate data for a national report to be released at a later date.

"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 SIIA's Education Division, in a statement released Thursday. "As institutions complete the Survey, we hope it will set benchmarks for current and future progress in working toward the Vision to build a technology-savvy, educational atmosphere that helps to facilitate 21st century learning."

The survey is open now through May 31. It can be accessed at SIIA's Vision K-12 portal here.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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