Yesterday I was looking around for samples of institutional surveys that ask students what tech they use and how they use it. The most recent driver was a faculty member’s observation that students didn’t always have a device for viewing the e-text that was used for application work in their course, nor was there a way to easily display the e-text for the entire class.
Here is a no-cost opportunity that I came across by the very dependable Educause’s applied research wing: http://www.educause.edu/ecar/about-ecar/ecar-annual-study-students-and-it/participate-ecar-study-students-and-it
ECAR provides this intro:
A detailed checklist and clear directions for participation are provided from application, to IRB options, to delivery of data to participants. Institutions have until January 31, 2013 to indicate their wish to participate and survey activity ends in April, 2013.
What an opportunity to have the feedback for institutional practices that provide even more support for student learning. Will your college be participating?