Students need more help with technology in the classroom

October 8, 2013

Students are looking to PSE institutions and instructors to help them better integrate mobile devices into academics, according to the latest Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology by the Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR). ECAR collected responses from more than 112,000 undergraduate students (internationally, but largely from the US) about their technology experiences and expectations. The study also focused on technology in MOOCs, and students expressed that they prefer blended learning environments when experimenting with the online courses. The ECAR paper recommends: more supports, and possibly incentives, for instructors to train students on how to effectively use technology in the classroom; education for students from professors about MOOCs; and the creation or update of a strategy for how to incorporate mobile devices into coursework. Educause Website | Full Report