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The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006


A longitudinal extension of the 2004 and 2005 ECAR studies of students and information technology, this 2006 study is based on quantitative data from nearly 29,000 freshman and senior students at 96 higher education institutions. It focuses on what kinds of information technologies today's students are using, with what levels of skill they are using them, how IT use contributes to the undergraduate experience, and what value the use of IT adds in terms of learning.

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Entire Study The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2006
Ch. 1 Executive Summary
Ch. 2 Today's Undergraduate Student—Wired and Wonderful
Ch. 3 Methodology and Respondent Characteristics
Ch. 4 Student Ownership of, Use of, and Skill with Information Technology
Ch. 5 Information Technology in Courses
Ch. 6 Information Technology and the Student Academic Experience
Appendix A References
Appendix B Acknowledgments
Appendix C Students and Information Technology in Higher Education: 2006 Survey Questionnaire
Appendix D Qualitative Interview Questions
Appendix E Participating Institutions and Survey Response Rates
Online Supporting Materials
Key Findings
Survey Instrument

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