Friday, January 23, 2015

ECAR 2014: academic experience of technology

The latest ECAR results were published last year. This is an annual survey about academic experience of technology, carried out by the; US organisation, EDUCAUSE. In 2014 the data was collected from 17,451 academics, from 13 countries and in 151 institutions, and from 75,306 undergraduate students in 213 institutions: they were all asked about their technology experience. The survey included questions about use/value of MOOCs, learning analytics, Virtual Learning Environments and mobile technologies. One of the findings that they highlight at the start of the powerpoint summary of results is that technology acceptance is actually pretty much the same with students and academics, so I hope this will help dispel that "huge teacher/learner IT gulf" myth. The report in various forms is at
Photo by Sheila Webber: seasonal wreaths on doors in South London, December 2014

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