ECAR Study of UG Students 2013 Results: Nationally & UoM. S. J. Schaeffer, III, EdD Advanced Learning Center Fall 2013. Study Overview. Started by EDUCAUSE in 2004 UoM began participating in 2005 2013 was the 8 th year that UoM participated Method: Data collected in Spring 2013
S. J. Schaeffer, III, EdDAdvanced Learning CenterFall 2013
Implications: Innovative pedagogical strategies (BYOD, flipped, in-class polling, etc.) that rely on personal devices can be readily pursued.
How our students use lab equipment:
Implications: Consider print-only labs or similar spaces? Expand the benefit of bringing personal laptops to campus (charging stations, furniture, space, etc.)?
Things they can do with a mobile device:
Implications: Explore other ways in which the campus can take advantage of student’s willingness to use personal mobile equipment for conducting business as a student.
Most or All Faculty…
Implications: Campus faculty community is becoming more prepared for teaching with technology. (A similar survey of faculty self-perceptions might be useful.)
Students want faculty to use more:
…but not so much on social networking:
Implications: Faculty should not feel bad sticking to traditional means of connecting with their students.
Implications: Need to understand why our faculty use the LMS less than at other campuses. Perhaps need programs/incentives to encourage more use.
Implications: Disconnect between students and faculty on the role of personal technology in the classroom. What are the impediments? (wireless, furniture, culture, skills)?
Implications: Perhaps better understand why students feel this way? Is there a need to improve fully O/L experiences for students?
Should we explore formalizing a broader use of blended courses for the future?
Implications: Should we be cautious about our MOOC investments and instead think about more lecture capture technology?