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ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012
September 17, 2012

Key Findings See the 2012 report for a full list key messages, findings, and supporting data. Blended-learning environments are the norm; students say that these environments best suppor…

Game-Based Learning: Developing an Institutional Strategy
August 9, 2012

Games have become a central component of our culture generally, and they have begun to assume a role in higher education, though typically only on a small scale. Several key trends will drive the…

Identifying E-Portfolio Practices at AAU Universities
June 14, 2012

Beginning in July and ending in December 2011, the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education at the University of Pittsburgh developed and administered a survey designed to gaug…

If I Had a Million Dollars
March 20, 2012

This ECAR Research Bulletin focuses on EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) survey results related to a somewhat lighthearted but insightful hypothetical question about how two constituent groups mig…

Student Perceptions of Course Management System Tools: Implications for Evaluation and Adoption of Online Tools in Higher Education
February 28, 2012

Given an expectation of digital literacy among students, why should we worry about student perceptions of CMS tools ? For the same reason exemplary instructors stay aware of their students’ …

Open Wikis and the Protection of Institutional Welfare
February 7, 2012

Much has been written about wikis’ reliability and use in the classroom. This research bulletin addresses the negative impacts on institutional welfare that can arise from participating in a…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 Infographic
October 13, 2011

Click the image to see a larger version Back to Research Report Hub Beginning in 2004, ECAR has conducted an annual study of und…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011—Slide Presentation
October 14, 2011

Beginning in 2004, ECAR has conducted an annual study of undergraduate students and information technology (IT), seeking to understand patterns of ownership and usage, skills with and preference…

ECAR 2011 Student Survey Crosswalk
October 14, 2011

In 2011, ECAR conducted two versions of its annual survey of undergraduates and information technology. This crosswalk compares questions in the two survey instruments: the February 2011 Stude…

ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011—Survey Questionnaire
October 14, 2011

This is the June 2011 ECAR survey instrument used for the ECAR National Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2011 . The 2011 ECAR study was conducted in collaboration w…