Annual Survey Of The Use Of Digital Technology Including Glow In Scotland’s Classrooms

Education Scotland carries out an annual survey of school staff and pupils to find out more about their use of digital technology in general and Glow in particular. This has been run most years in the last decade and it provides useful information which influences what the programme team within Education Scotland do throughout the year to meet the needs of Scotland’s staff and pupils. They survey is anonymous and no personal data is sought.

This year’s survey is now open and will remain open until the end of May – please use the following links.

For staff in schools please use this link

https://www.research.net/r/GlowStaff2017

For pupils in schools please use this link

https://www.research.net/r/GlowStudents2017

Last year 1,009 staff and 1,238 pupils completed the survey, below you will see a summary of the responses received.

2016 Survey Highlights

Staff survey
Staff report a high level of confidence in their use of digital technology (82% quite or very confident)

  • 87% of staff use digital technology in the classroom at least 2 to 4 times a week
  • 76% of staff report that digital technology has had either a very significant or notable positive impact on learning and teaching in the classroom
  • 67% of staff respondents use Glow at least 2 to 4 times a week. 10% of respondents have never used Glow.
    Biggest barrier for use of digital technology is slow internet access at school (55%), other issues also given include lack of time, lack of IT resource
  • 75% of respondents who use Glow believe it has a positive impact on their learning and teaching
    Staff are satisfied with the tools provided within Glow – RM Unify and Microsoft O365 provide the highest satisfaction, Glow Wikis the least.
  • 56% of staff use Glow for whole class teaching although 26% of respondents do not use Glow with pupils.

Pupil Survey

  • 90% of pupils are either quite or very confident in their use of digital technology
  • 91% of pupils use the internet whilst at school
  • 44% use Glow every week, 5% use it every day
  • 86% of pupils use digital technology to help with their work outside of school.

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