The 2012 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology from ECAR – Educause Center for Applied Research
A few points from the report’s promotional page:
- Look to emerging or established leaders (other institutions, other countries, other industries) for strategies to deliver instruction and curricular content to tablets and smartphones.
- Prioritize the development of mobile-friendly resources and activities that students say are important
- Bridge the gap between the technologies that have seen the greatest growth and students’ attitudes about their importance.
- Use e-mail and the course and learning management system for formal communication with students. Experiment with text messaging and instant messaging/online chatting, and don’t focus efforts on using social networks and telephone conversations to interact with students.
See the 2012 report for a full list of actionable results, key messages, findings, and supporting data.
“The Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission, a non-governmental organization exploring the opportunity to use technology to improve education in the United States, released poll results today that found that the majority of parents and teachers of K-12 students support greater use of technology in education.” Highlights
The majority of respondents:
- would choose to spend money on internet -connected devices rather than textbooks;
- feel as though they need better training in integrating technology in their classrooms;
- support greater use of technology in education;
- believe that integration of technology is important and will give students an advantage.