2014 Survey on Digital Technologies in Schools – now open for responses

All New Zealand schools have been invited to take part in a survey of their use of digital technologies. This survey has been carried out every two to three years since 1993 and provides critical information on the state of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure development and the use of digital technologies in schools.

Since 2005 the 2020 Communications Trust has coordinated the research. The actual surveying is again being conducted by Research New Zealand, and the results will add to a comprehensive time series of data that spans some 21 years.

2014 Survey shorter & online

This year the survey is shorter and simpler, and can be completed online. Two questionnaires collect data of broad interest about school ICT infrastructure and digital technologies for learning. Some questions are of specific interest to organisations funding the survey.

Survey results shared

The survey provides a trusted information base for policy development by the Ministry of Education as well as a useful benchmark for individual schools. The results of the survey will be published on the web and a printed copy sent to all schools. All participating schools will also have access to a customised ‘UFB readiness’ report comparing their responses to key questions with the averages for similar schools.

All NZ schools encouraged to complete survey by 7 July 2014

We invite all New Zealand schools to complete the survey online at https://surveys.researchnz.com/ICTSurvey2014. PDF versions of the two survey questionnaires are also there; these can be completed and returned by Free Post.  Schools will need to enter a unique login code (sent by physical post) and their school id number.

All schools that return completed questionnaires by Monday 7 July 2014 will be entered into a prize draw. One of our survey partners, Hewlett Packard, has offered a prize draw for a set of ten HP Chromebooks.

Confidentiality

Research NZ works in accordance with the Code of Practice of the Research Association of New Zealand (RANZ), a code which is more strict than the New Zealand privacy laws. Information provided about individual schools will remain confidential, of course.

Timescales

Schools are asked to complete the survey by Monday 7 July 2014.  The data will then be analysed and results published later this year.

Laurence Zwimpfer
2020 Communications Trust


 

For more information please contact:  Laurence Zwimpfer at laurence.zwimpfer@2020.org.nz

If you are a school with questions about the survey or do not have the survey login and password assigned to your school, please email ICTsurvey2014@researchnz.com with your school ID number. Alternatively call Annita Wood at Research New Zealand on 0800 500 168.