The third annual report on the current conditions of the STEM market, which has been released by IESD, Inc and STEM Market Impact, LLC outlines over 700 unmet needs expressed by administrators and educators that present opportunities for companies seeking to enter this increasingly lucrative market. In addition to outlining the future STEM goals of educational institutions around the nation, the 2012 National Survey of STEM Education also charts the tablet adoption efforts in American schools and looks at how many schools have already adopted the gadgets for current classroom use, and how many are looking to do so in the near future. The report also shows the status of Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) efforts in the nation’s schools.
According to Seth Meyers, founder and COO of Simulation Curriculum Corp., “The high level view of the STEM landscape in the National Survey on STEM echoes a lot of what we’re seeing as developers, but also brings into focus surprising new insights. It has really set us buzzing here, and a number of issues raised are directly actionable for us. We also really appreciate seeing such high quality analysis combined with the actual source data; this report goes above and beyond in terms of transparency and methodology and this really boosts our confidence in the data presented.”
To put together the latest report, the authors put together over 1,000 responses from educators, academics and other STEM leaders in order to help companies to navigate the growing market and to guide them in finding opportunities to enter it for the first time.
The survey includes continued themes from prior reports, including funding initiatives and priorities, professional development, and which courses are most likely to be taught in the next 1-3 years.
Interactive Educational Systems Design, Inc and STEM Market Impact, LLC both have years of experience in market research and evaluation of education technology development in the areas of science, engineering, mathematics and other STEM fields.