Money is biggest edtech barrier, say 40% of secondaries

TES is reporting that the proportion of secondary schools saying a lack of money is the biggest barrier to using edtech has almost trebled over the past two years.

A survey for the British Educational Suppliers Association (Besa) also found that an increasing proportion of schools say that teachers’ unwillingness to use technology is the main obstacle to making more use of edtech.

A report outlining the findings highlights a “sharp increase” in secondaries identifying lack of budget as a key barrier to using edtech, up from 14 per cent in 2017 to 40 per cent this year.

A DfE spokesperson said: “We recognise the budgeting challenges schools face but we know there is potential for technology to be a force for good for schools, colleges and universities.”

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