Report: Administrators–not IT staff–lead app adoption

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Principals, superintendents, and district CIOs are increasingly becoming the decision-makers for purchasing school apps, according to a new survey.

The 2013 National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education from IESD, Inc. and STEM Market Impact drew responses from more than 450 district technology and media leaders. Fifty-one percent of respondents said principals were likely to lead the charge to buy apps, compared to just 39 percent in 2012. More respondents also said superintendents were key leaders in the decision to buy apps, at 26 percent this year vs. 10 percent in 2012.