ERIC Number: ED436118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Impact of Technology on Teaching and Learning: Student Perspectives.
Draude, Barbara; Brace, Sylvia
A 1998 study of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) faculty assessed the impact of technology on teaching and learning; this present study of MTSU students extends the 1998 study by measuring student perceptions about instructional technology and the impact it has on learning. A four-part questionnaire was distributed to 1,900 students in technology-equipped classrooms across campus. The first part of the questionnaire measured student perceptions and skills related to various types of technologies. The second part measured frequency of use of various instructional technology applications, including computer applications to present lecture outlines or demonstrate concepts, audio/visual equipment, electronic communication, and supplementary use or development of materials such as World Wide Web pages, computer-assisted instruction modules, and computer-based applications. The third segment of the questionnaire gathered information about the projected future use of instructional technology by students, and the final portion gathered demographic information. Survey results led to the following major findings: (1) use of instructional technology positively affects student learning; (2) use of instructional technology increases student interest and satisfaction; (3) role of faculty and their ability to use instructional technology are major factors; (4) certain instructional technology techniques better facilitate certain learning activities; and (5) instructional technology is an integral part of today's learning environment. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Technology, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Use Studies
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Middle Tennessee State University; Technology Utilization
Note: In: Proceedings of the Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference (Murfreesboro, TN, March 28-30, 1999); see IR 019 734. For the 1998 study, see ED 431 392.