Digital Transformation Snapshot

Enhancing Teaching & Learning Tops Digital Transformation Goals for K–12 IT Leaders, Administrators

Among the many goals for digital transformation among IT leaders and administrators in K–12 districts, "enhancing teaching and learning" topped the list, followed by "enhancing digital literacy" and "improving the student experience."

The results were part of a survey of education professionals conducted by the staff of THE Journal.

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Respondents were asked to select the top 3 goals for their institution's digital transformation journey. Among IT and other technology leaders specifically, 71.05% cited "enhancing teaching and learning," followed by "digital literacy among students, faculty, and staff" (52.63%), and "improving the student experience" (34.21%).

Non-technology leaders and administrators were largely on the same page, with 72.22% citing "enhancing teaching and learning" as their top goal for digital transformation, followed by "developing a culture of continuous improvement" (38.89%), and "improving the student experience" (33.33%).

The Digital Transformation Survey was conducted by THE Journal from March 2023 to June 2023 and included 237 responses from schools and districts around the country. Among respondents, 84.39% were from public institutions, with 21.1% at the district level, and the remainder in combined K–12 institutions (15.61%), high school (25.32%), combined secondary (3.38%), middle school (10.13%), elementary school (16.88%), and the remainder in PreK, alternative, or other types of institutions, such as combined K–8.

About the Author

David Nagel is the former editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal, STEAM Universe, and Spaces4Learning. A 30-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art, marketing, media, and business publications.

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