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ERIC Number: ED503076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr-5
Pages: 326
Abstractor: As Provided
Use and Users of Digital Resources: A Focus on Undergraduate Education in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Harley, Diane; Henke, Johnathan; Lawrence, Shannon; Miller, Ian; Perciali, Irene; Nasatir, David
Center for Studies in Higher Education
The purpose of our research was (1) to map the universe of digital resources available to a subset of undergraduate educators in the humanities and social sciences, and (2) to investigate how and if available digital resources are actually being used in undergraduate teaching environments. We employed multiple methods, including surveys and focus groups. Our definition of digital resources was intentionally broad and included rich media objects (e.g., maps, video, images, etc.) as well as text. Appended are: (1) Digital Resources--a Snapshot; (2) Site Owner Advisory Group; (3) CSHE [Center for Studies in Higher Education]/CDL [California Digital Library] Educational Technology & Librarian Meeting Participants; (4) Faculty Survey--Instrument; (5) Faculty Survey--Non-response Interview Protocol; (6) Faculty Survey--Non-response Results Tables; (7) Principal Component Analysis--Factor Matrices; (8) Faculty Survey--Results Tables; (9) Specific Digital Resources Listed by Faculty; (10) Faculty Survey Breakdown for Community Colleges; (11) Cluster Descriptions; (12) Literature Review on User Profiling; (13) Web TLA [transaction log analysis] Software Package Comparison; (14) Online Website Survey Instrument (from SPIRO site); (15) CSHE Digital Resource Provider Study--Interview Protocol; (16) OER [online educational resources] Meeting--Participants; and (17) OER Meeting--Agenda. (Contains 55 tables and 24 figures.) [Contributions were provided by: Charis Kaskiris and Cara Bautista. Additional funding for this report was provided by: the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), the California Digital Library (CDL), and the Vice Chancellor of Research, UC Berkeley.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Hewlett Packard Co., Cupertino, CA.
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A