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2011 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

Conference Media: A complete synopsis of the Forum...keynote presentations, general sessions, breakout sessions, and the Innovation Incubator presentations.

Press Room: Check out our press coverage, as well as our conference alerts and releases.

Social Media: Miss a few tweets during the Forum? Don’t worry. We collected the highlights for you.

Look Who Attended: You'll find an impressive roster of close to 300 ed tech executives participated in-person or online.

Innovation Incubator Award Winners Announced: Congratulations to Footsteps2Brilliance Early, voted as "Most Likely to Succeed;" FluidMath voted as "Most Innovative;" and to eSpark Learning for being selected to receive a complimentary one-year membership in the Blackboard Partnerships program. 

Innovation Incubator Participants List: Check out the full list of innovative ed tech products/services selected to participate in this year's Forum!

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SIIA at ISTE 2014

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:25

Mark, Lindsay, and I were busy during the recent ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia! Our time was spent mPearson Exhibit halleeting with members, finding new members, promoting our reports, and learning about new and exciting trends in the Ed Tech Market.

The exhibit hall was packed with all sorts of companies, many of whom received a CODiEs sign to show that they were a finalist or a winner of the 2014 cycle. The exhibit hall was huge and took a team of myself and Lindsay Harman to get all of the signs out to our winners and finalists who represented a sizeable portion of the exhibitors present.

At our press conference on Sunday, the latest Vision K-20 report was released to a great turnout of industry professionals and reporters. The report was presented by Sue Cosuellins of CollinsConsults who help drive the development of the Vision K-20 initiative and Susan Meell of MMS Education who wrote the latest report. The crowd was highly responsive and asked lots of questions about the Vision K-20 report and the sneak peek findings from our upcoming testing and assessment report. John Richards of CS4Ed presented a sneak preview of a new qualitative report on testing and assessment. This report is a follow up to findings in last year’s K-12 Market Survey Report that showed a big increase in testing and assessment dollars in the market.

Most of the interviews we did were on video this year. We highlighted our work at ISTE with the help of C Blohm & Associates and did a summary interview with TouchCast. In between, there were more videos and phone interviews to further explain and clarify all of the results.

We co-sponsored the Ed tech start up pavilion and Pitch Fest competition, (both on the show floor) for the second year, which was very large and noisy. I spent much of Sunday judging the preliminary competition, then the finals early Monday morning. SIIA wants to congratulate the winners K and flexibleof this year’s competition. We were able to speak with all of the Pitch Fest competitors and learn about their companies and how they could leverage SIIA benefits.

Our Member Breakfast and Feedback Forum on Tuesday morning was also a rousing success – even for 7:00 am in the morning. The event was co-hosted with COSN and the Winter Group and drew 50 members who were able to learn from 10 educators who participated in the focus group. The topic at hand was apps in schools and educators from around the country discussed the challenges of using them in the classroom and beyond. We ended the forum by singing Happy Birthday to Charlene Blohm.

ISTE 2014 had both high registration numbers and energetic attendees. We hope to be at ISTE 2015 for another great conference and expect to see even more SIIA member companies there.

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Karen BillingsKaren Billings is Vice President for the Education Division at SIIA. Follow the SIIA Education Team on Twitter at @SIIAEducation


SIIA Releases 2014 Vision K-20 Survey Report

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:52

SIIA releases the 2014 Vision K-20 Survey Report, its seventh annual national survey measuring U.S. educational institutions’ self-reported progress toward building a framework that embraces technology and e-learning. The findings were presented at a press event during the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. The report suggests that K-20 education institutions are striving for more digital educational goals, which are increasingly reached through Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.

Central findings from this year’s report include:

  • Respondents expect an increase in the use of BYOD technology.
  • Both the current and ideal level of technology integration has shown a directional increase for K-12 and postsecondary institutions, compared to 2013.
  • There is a need for increased technology integration in K-20 education.
  • Educators recognize that there is a large gap between current and ideal levels of implementation, which they aspire to fill.
  • Only 40 percent of K-12 education institutions feel prepared for upcoming online assessments.

The survey, which transitioned to a seven-point benchmarking scale this year, was distributed to nearly 1,000 educators and administrators with the help of many partner organizations – edWeb.com being the most prolific recruiter. SIIA also recognizes its lead partner, MMS Education, for its work on the Vision K-20 Survey analysis and report.

To view the Executive Summary of the 2014 Vision K-20 Survey Report, visit http://siia.net/visionk20/2014_VK20-ES.pdf.

To download the full report, visit http://siia.net/visionk20/2014_VK20.pdf.

For more information on the 2014 Vision K-20 Survey results, contact lharman@siia.net.

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Karen BillingsKaren Billings is Vice President for the Education Division at SIIA. Follow the SIIA Education Team on Twitter at @SIIAEducation


SIIA Announces Innovation Incubator Award Winners

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:11

The Education Division of SIIA showcased some of the leading growth companies in the education technology market, and recognized the best among them as part of the Innovation Incubator program at the 13th annual Education Business Forum, held Dec. 10-11 at the McGraw Hill Conference Center in New York.

Award Winners:

   Runners-Up:

The dynamism of this year’s Innovation Incubator winners demonstrates the vibrancy of the ed tech industry. Without a doubt, all of the Innovation Incubator participants will continue to have a lasting impact on the industry.

More than 75 applicants were assessed for the Innovation Incubator program on a broad range of criteria, including the education focus, end-user impact, market need for the innovation, representation of K-12/postsecondary market levels, and the level of originality and innovation. Ten participants and one alternate were selected for the program, and ten were elected as finalists in the program.

Other finalists include:

SIIA’s Innovation Incubator program identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning technologies. The program began in 2006 and has provided incubation for dozens of successful products and companies in their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content, and related technologies.

The Education Business Forum is the industry conference for the K-12 and postsecondary education technology marketplace. For more information regarding the event, visit www.siia.net/etbf 


Karen BillingsKaren Billings is Vice President for the Education Division at SIIA. Follow the SIIA Education Team on Twitter at @SIIAEducation


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