The results from the latest Biennial Educational Technology Assessment are in. Every two years, teachers in Ohio are required to complete the 48-question BETA surveys that measure teachers’ access to, use of, and attitudes toward technology.
I haven’t really spend much time digging in to this year’s results, but I did notice that teachers’ attitudes about technology have changed in our district over the last two years. The number of teachers with positive views of technology has increased significantly.
While one could certainly argue that these aren’t the most probing questions about technology beliefs, it does represent a significant shift toward greater acceptance of technology. This attitude change is also reflected in some of the things they’re doing with technology, and I’ll be looking at those numbers a little more closely in the next couple weeks.