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ERIC Number: EJ917673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0163-9269
Get Your Head in the Clouds
Becker, Bernd
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, v30 n1 p57-60 2011
EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing higher education by promoting the efficient and effective use of information technology, recently released the annual "ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology" (Smith and Caruso 2010). The purpose of this annual study is to illuminate the roles technology plays in the college experience. During the spring 2010 survey, quantitative and qualitative data were recorded from nearly 40,000 freshmen and seniors at 100 four-year institutions and students from 27 two-year institutions. Participants were asked to report on different aspects of their technology skills and the perceived affects of technology on their learning experience. The ECAR study provides valuable information for anyone connected to an institution of higher education, especially for academic librarians who understand the value of insight into how their patrons are using information technology (IT). In this article, the author examines some of the key findings from the ECAR study, and what these findings mean to the academic library.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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