Results of 2018 Teacher Survey

Since 2005, over 6,000 individuals had created teacher accounts with validated email addresses to use this curriculum. Of these, 851 individuals were considered "active users" as of May 2018, having logged in to access the curriculum since August 2016.

Also, as of May 2018, 1017 individuals had subscribed to the webcourse email-based discussion list, which was created as a means of communicating with teachers who use the WebD2 curriculum, and supporting their communication with each other.

In May 2018, we reached out to each of these groups, and invited them to complete a short online survey designed to assess how the curriculum was being used. In the first 24 hours, the survey already had 95 responses. The survey was closed on May 31 with 151 responses. The following is a summary of what we learned.


Of the 151 survey participants, 144 (95.4%) are located in the United States. Three participants are from Canada, and one each is from Ireland, Thailand, and Honduras.

38 U.S. states are represented among the survey participants. States with the highest number of participants are Washington (15, 9.9%), Ohio (12, 7.9%), Georgia (11, 7.3%), and Missouri (10, 6.6%). All other states had fewer than 10 participants.

How the curriculum is being used

When asked whether they had used the curriculum in an academic course since Fall 2016, 118 (78.1%) replied "Yes". At this point, the survey branched into separate questions for individuals who replied "Yes" and those who replied "No".

Individuals who replied "Yes" were asked to describe the context in which they used the curriculum, with four examples offered as prompts "(e.g., required course, elective course, independent study, distance learning)". Of 118 responses to this question, 94 (79.7%) described their course as "elective". Most responses did not specify academic level, but those that did most commonly specified "high school" (33, 28.0%). Three additional participants specified "college" and one specified "middle school".

Participants were also asked for the name of the course in which the curriculum is being used. The most common phrase found within their course names is "Web Design" (72, 61.0%), while 19 course names (16.1%) include "Development", 7 (5.9%) include "Technology" or "Technologies", 4 (3.4%) include "Computer Science", and 2 (1.7%) include "Programming".

69 participants (58.5%) said the course in which the curriculum is used is offered as career and technical education, whereas 40 (33.9%) said it was offered as general education. Eight participants (6.8%) said it was offered as both.

Why some participants are not using the curriculum

Survey participants who responded "No" when asked if they had used the curriculum since Fall 2016 were also asked to explain why. The most common response was that they had just been consulting the curriculum as a resource or for "inspiration" while building their own course curriculum. The second most common response was that they had found other sources of curriculum that were a better fit for their needs (Code Avengers and W3Schools were specifically mentioned). Only one participant said their school was no longer offering web design or development, and blamed budget issues.

Other sources of computer science curriculum

When asked what sources (or additional sources, if using the curriculum) of web design or computer science curriculum they're using at their school, a routing glitch in the survey instrument prevented the early responders from being asked this question. Therefore, only 37 participants responded. Of these, 11 (29.7%) said they are using AP Computer Science Principles (CSP), 8 (21.6%) are using AP Computer Science A (CSA), and 7 (18.9%) are using Exploring Computer Science (ECS). However, the most common response was "Other" (14, 37.8%). Several of these wrote in "Not sure" or "Don't know", while others identified various other tools or resources such as Scratch,, and Code Avengers.


Participants who said they had used the curriculum since Fall 2016 were asked approximately how many students had taken courses using the curriculum. The total is 7,969 students (mean = 69).

They were also asked the following question: "Overall, what impact has the curriculum had on your ability to teach, and your students' ability to learn, web design and development?" The following are a few of the most articulate responses:

How teachers are integrating accessibility and/or universal design topics

All participants, whether or not they're using the WebD2 curriculum, were asked the following: "Please describe how disability, accessibility, and/or universal design topics were integrated into your web design or other computing courses." The following are a few of the most articulate responses:

Inviting guest speakers

Creating accessible websites

Evaluating websites for accessibility

Tightly integrating accessibility concepts throughout course

Tapping into the perspectives of students with disabilities who are taking the course

Disability simulations

Extending accessibility into other courses