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Copyright: Editorial Projects in Education
Published Online: June 5, 2012
Published in Print: June 6, 2012, as Administrators Seen to Embrace New Digital Devices

School Administrators Seen to Embrace New Digital Devices

Survey shows they are ahead of teachers and the general public

By Ian Quillen
Educational administrators, who are often criticized as lagging behind the public in integration of technology into their schools, are actually ahead of the curve in their own use of mobile technology, a recent report suggests.
Teachers, librarians, principals, and district-level administrators are all more likely than the general public to be users of smartphones or tablet computers, such as the iPad, it says, while principals and district administrators are even more likely than other educators to be mobile-technology users. And those habits influence decisionmaking about mobile-technology initiatives, the report contends.

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