At the end of 2020, I conducted an online survey addressed to employees of cultural institutions and people involved in artistic activities, with the help of which I asked if and what EdTech tools they use in their current work.
More than half of the people (56%, N: 25) replied that their organizations/institutions use EdTech tools.
According to the indications (N: 14, multiple-choice question), EdTech tools are most often used during/for:
- remote educational activities: 100%,
- as an online product (e.g. podcast, vlog, screencast, virtual walk, application): 71.4%,
- on-site educational activities (e.g. museum lessons, educational concerts, workshops, guided tours): 57.1%,
- for researching the needs and opinions: 50%,
- in educational materials made available online: 42.9%.
At the same time, all the people who answered the question about the usefulness of EdTech tools (N: 14) found them helpful (28.6%) and very helpful (71.4%).
Cultural institutions’ employees (N: 14, multiple-choice question) see the greatest potential of EdTech tools in the context of cultural and artistic education in:
- increasing the involvement of participants: 100%,
- presentation of content by educators: 64.3%,
- teamwork opportunities: 64.3%,
- conducting quizzes: 64.3%,
- obtaining participants’ opinions: 64.3%,
- brainstorming: 57.1%.
In the case of organizations and institutions where EdTech tools are not used in contact with the audience (N: 11), the barrier is the lack of knowledge of these tools (72.2%), or it results from a conscious choice of direct contact with the audience (54.5%). The lack of a budget (27.3%) and the lack of appropriate equipment (27.3%) are also factors that prevent the EdTech tool from appearing in the current work of educators and animators.