Great Expectations of ICT. Malcolm Batchelor, JISC. Joint Information Systems Committee. Supporting education and research. Phase 1: Student Expectations. JISC/Ipsos MORI, June 2007; Expectations of ICT at university; 16-18 year old university hopefuls; Empirical data;
Don’t overestimate their understanding of university when explaining how ICT fits in.
Perceive ICT improving learning through more access rather than new methods of T&L or interaction.
Have a basic level of inherent expectation for ICT provision.
Need clear information on how ICT will be used in T&L.
Sophisticated at evaluating benefits of new technologies.
Technology is very important socially but not substitution for f2f interaction.
Expect unlimited access to and use of university systems/network – bandwith issues?
Need clarity about university’s stance in use of such technologies on their systems/networks.
Need to know/understand how social networking tools relate to learning if to be used.
Not constantly looking for new technologies to incorporate into their lives – need palpable benefit.
Steer clear of assumptionthat new technology isautomatically youth friendly.
Need more information about how it can help in daily lives.
Don’t expect technology to encroach on what they see askey benefits from university – interaction & learning.
Need clarity on how and why new techniques & technologies can be used to compliment T&L.
Opinions may change once experience university?
Survey of 999
first year students
(4 online discussion groups)
Source: Ipsos MORI
% Strongly agree
% Tend to agree
% Tend to disagree
% Strongly disagree
I think it is a good idea for tutors/lecturers to use social networking sites for teaching
All boost students
All cohort students
Base: All boost students (999), All cohort students (112), Post-1992 universities (501), Russell Group universities (195)
Source: Ipsos MORI