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ECAR Study of Students and Information Technology, 2004: Convenience, Connection, and Control

Monday, October 4, 2004


This study is based on quantitative data from nearly 4,500 freshmen and senior students at 12 higher education institutions. It focuses on what kinds of information technologies today's students are using, with what levels of skill are they using them, how information technology use contributes to the undergraduate experience, and what value the use of IT adds in terms of learning. The study also provides a review of and comparison with the 2003 ECAR study on faculty use of course management systems undertaken at the University of Wisconsin System.

Table of Contents
Entire Study ECAR Study of Students and Information Technology, 2004: Convenience, Connection, and Control
Ch. 1 Executive Summary
Ch. 2 Project Design and Methodology
Ch. 3 Student Use and Skill with Information Technology
Ch. 4 Information Technology in the Classroom
Ch. 5 Course Management Systems
Ch. 6 Future Trends
Appendix A Survey Questionnaire
Appendix B Student Focus Group Questions
Appendix C Administrator Interview Questions
Appendix D Bibliography
Case Studies
Capitalizing on Opportunity: Creating a Facility for Innovative Teaching and Collaborative Learning at Emory University
Online Supporting Materials
Key Findings
Survey Instrument

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