Educause survey reflects well on faculty technology use, finds that students want more
- The 2012 Educause Center for Applied Research Undergraduate Technology Survey reflects well on instructors, showing that their classroom technology usage has increased in the past two years and students want more.
- This year, 68% of students reported that their instructors were effectively using technology, as opposed to 47% in 2010, and now, percentages of students wanting more use of learning management systems, open educational resources, videos and game-based learning are all around 50%.
- The study also bodes well for the e-textbook market, as 70% of students reported that they were using an e-book or e-text for a class and 47% said they wished their instructors would use more digital texts.
From the article:
Professors are using more technology in the classroom than they were two years ago, and their students have a message for them: Keep it coming. These are the findings are the 2012 ECAR Undergraduate Technology Survey, an annual study conducted by the research arm of Educause, a nonprofit that advocates for technology in higher education (ECAR stands for Educause Center for Applied Research). This year's study, which was released last month, reflects well on instructors. ...
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