ERIC Number: ED566976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
What Do College Students Really Want When It Comes to Their Instructors' Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Their Teaching?
Fichten, Catherine S.; King, Laura; Jorgensen, Mary; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Budd, Jillian; Havel, Alice; Asuncion, Jennison; Amsel, Rhonda; Raymond, Odette; Poldma, Tiiu
Online Submission, International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research v14 n2 p173-191 Dec 2015
In fall 2014 we surveyed 311 students who had been enrolled at least one semester in two Canadian junior/community colleges. We inquired about their views, experiences, and recommendations about ICTs used in their college by their instructors in face-to-face classes in various programs of study. Results show that students consistently preferred that their instructors use ICTs in their teaching, including lectures as well as individual and group work in class. Students in all programs liked most forms of commonly used ICTs used by faculty in their teaching (e.g., PowerPoint, videos, CMS features). However, they disliked digital textbooks, online courses, collaborative work online, discussion forums, blogs, chat rooms, instant messaging, and all forms of communication using social networking when used by faculty (e.g., Facebook). Students' views about what ICT-related experiences worked especially well and poorly for them are presented, along with their recommendations about what colleges and instructors need to change.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Based Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Teaching Methods, Gender Differences
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Montreal)