2018 Survey


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Take the survey as a way to learn about digital transition, enter to possibly win honors, and be part of national research on the health and progress of schools and districts.

2020 is the 7th year of this national study with typically more than 450 respondents. Awards and honors are given for holistic programs as well as particularly ingenious new aspects to what schools are doing.

Make sure to bookmark your entry as you go through the survey! You may want to gather data from others to completely answer the questions.


Wonderful things have happened with schools and districts over the years who take this survey. Stories about how the survey helped administrators and teachers understand aspects of transition, set a course for the future, take a realistic inventory of all their tech, balance and refine human systems with their tech, have resulted all across America.

Each year the Learning Counsel spends considerable time drafting the questions and analyzing the results. We even take internet journeys to your websites to find out more about you as we do the exhaustive evaluations.

The press releases and stories out of the survey reach as high as 88 Million viewers across many media channels and sites.

We Know it’s a Lot

It’s a lot to answer quite a few questions, and we are so grateful that you just do your best and get through to the end. Thank you so much!

Awards Levels & Definitions


2019 Survey Winners Story >>>

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. Four different categories of proficiency were celebrated in the National Digital Transition Survey Awards.

Over 400 schools and districts responded to this year’s national survey, including many first-time responders.According to LeiLani Cauthen, CEO of the Learning Counsel, “For insiders who know the education sector, the reason these awards are a big deal is because the Learning Counsel takes a very sophisticated view about what constitutes good work. The survey is written to contextualize education from a multi-industry tech progression reality, not just internal comparatives. Hundreds of administrators tell the Learning Counsel the great effect of this research survey telling them what it really means to transition digitally, what the definitions of things really are, and how to look at new software capacities and digital curriculum for their utility and efficiency. The change in viewpoint is deeply respected.”

This year’s national survey provided exclusive information on education’s use of technology and exposed a wide-ranging level of both expertise in and response to the market pressures driving the digital transition in education.

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The usual questions are asked with regards to budgets, pressures, policy, new technologies in consideration, and what programs, results or achievements you are proud of in your school or district. Some questions have been cancelled and new ones are now in place.


• Rating barriers and threats to transition
• Social-emotional issues with students, teachers
• Attrition of students, teachers; recruitment
• Workflow and process automation
• Sharing economy trends – disaggregated services and “uberization” of teaching
• Strategic and tactical plan execution
• Advisory and consulting needs
• Tech understanding depth (User Interface, User Experience, Redesign)
• Terminology alignment
• Role/duties redefinition or disaggregation
• Networks, 5G, and next-level infrastructure
• Security
• Analytics
• Systems vs. classroom any-app autonomy
• Favored return-on-investment tech areas

The data resulting from this study will be used to produce a key findings report editorialized by the Learning Counsel. As in past years, many of the question areas are strategically created to help project the rate of change and predict the future best-actions for schools.

Winner interviews will be publicly promoted with video cap-ture, editorial on the Learning Counsel site, and press re-leases to general media outlets.