Attitudes Towards Classroom Displays: Assessing Value Versus Learning Outcomes - 2017

This note is based on the responses of 151 Higher Education and 192 K-12 respondents and explores responses to two questions:

“In your opinion, which type of classroom display device is best suited to address the specified implementation criteria below: - Best Educational Outcome (Regardless of Cost)”

and

“In your opinion, which type of classroom display device is best suited to address the specified implementation criteria below: - Best Value (Highest Educational Impact per Dollar Spent)”

The classroom display devices evaluated are:

  • Interactive flat panels with touch screens
  • Standard television monitors
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Whiteboards with projection systems
  • Dry erase boards

The responses are analyzed based on the overall respondent group and segmented by type of institution (primary / secondary – K-12 and Higher Education), size of institution by number of students, and role of respondent (instructor, administration, IT).

Key findings describe which devices provide the best learning outcomes when cost is not a factor, and which devices rise or drop in importance and impact on learning outcomes when cost is factored in.  WR also estimates the timeframe in which interactive flat panels with touch screens as a category is likely to surpass interactive whiteboards in terms of perceived value to educators.

 

No. of Pages: 
13
Published: 
6 Jul 2017