Thursday, July 19, 2018

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology

Another useful thing I had missed (published October 2017) was the ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. "ECAR collaborated with 157 institutions to collect responses from 13,451 faculty respondents across 7 countries about their technology experiences. ECAR also collaborated with 124 institutions to collect responses from 43,559 undergraduate students across 10 countries about their technology experience" The majority of insitutions where from the USA: 110 US vs. 14 from elsewhere. "data and analysis related to the following topics:Device ownership; Campus technology experiences; Security training and practices; Sources of technology support; Classroom technology experiences; Desired technologies for teaching and learning; Student success technology evaluations; Perspectives and preferences for teaching and learning environments; Classroom mobile experiences and policies."
A few highlighted findings were "When it comes to meeting technological support needs, students' default modality is DIY"; "Students are remarkably savvy about keeping their technology secure." and "Laptops are king, smartphones are queen, and tablets are on the way out".
The report is at:
Photo by Sheila Webber: dusk on the front at Brighton, July 2018

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