US survey finds students increasingly satisfied with profs' tech use, demand more tools

October 11, 2012

In the 2012 edition of Educause's annual undergraduate technology survey, 68% of US students surveyed said most of their instructors were using technology effectively, up from 47% in 2010. As students' confidence in faculty technology deployment grows, so does their desire for more technology. In the 2012 survey, 49% of respondents said they wanted more learning management system use (32% in 2010), 57% desired more open educational resources (19% in 2010), 46% wanted more Web-based videos (18% in 2010), and 55% desired more game-based learning (15% in 2010). This year's survey found 70% of students were using e-books or e-texts for a class, up from 24% in 2010. 47% of respondents said they wished their instructors would use more digital texts. The survey's findings are based on a representative sample of 10,000 responses from US undergraduate students from all types of PSE institutions. The margin of error is 5%. Inside Higher Ed | Survey Results