The K-12 education sector has its fair share of challenges at the best of times. Ongoing concerns range from increasing student enrolment numbers, student wellbeing, attracting and retaining high-quality teaching staff, managing school finances, through to introducing new technology to assist with school management and administration.
The Educator’s 2020 Education Report says that 50% of the school heads from all states and territories rated introducing new IT as somewhat challenging, and almost 30% found it very challenging.
But does it have to be that way? Given the benefits new technology brings, why is adoption such a hurdle? And what’s the payoff from taking the leap?