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ERIC Number: EJ901496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
A Comparison of Student and Faculty Academic Technology Use across Disciplines
Guidry, Kevin R.; BrckaLorenz, Allison
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v33 n3 2010
This study extends the research into faculty and student use of contemporary academic technologies. The goals of the study are threefold. First, the study aims to unpack which technologies students and faculty use, and how often. Second, it aims to understand their experiences in the contexts in which they live them. Finally, it explores the differences in how students and faculty view and use academic technologies across disciplines. The study examined responses to a pair of surveys--the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE)--administered in the spring of 2009. Three themes stand out in the findings of this study. First, students and faculty of all disciplines used their institution's course management system (CMS) much more frequently than any other specific technology or tool. Second, students reported noticeably more use of some technologies than faculty. Finally, the consistently high frequency of technology use reported by students and faculty in the Professional, Business, and Education disciplines seems to reflect values of those professions, resources available to them, and the specific content of the survey instrument. (Contains 4 figures, 2 tables and 16 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement