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2008 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology

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The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008
Title: The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008 (ID: ERS0808)
Author(s): Gail Salaway (EDUCAUSE) and Judith Borreson Caruso (University of Wisconsin-Madison) With: Mark R. Nelson (NACS)
Introduction by: Nicole Ellison (Michigan State University)
Topics: CMS, Net Generation Learner, Social Computing, social networks, Student IT Competencies, Students
Origin: Documents Contributed by ECAR, Research Studies (10/21/2008)
Type: Articles, Papers, and Reports
Abstract: This 2008 ECAR research study is a longitudinal extension of the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 ECAR studies of students and information technology. The study is based on quantitative data from a spring 2008 survey of 27,317 freshmen and seniors at 90 four-year institutions and eight two-year institutions; student focus groups that included input from 75 students at four institutions; and analysis of qualitative data from 5,877 written responses to open-ended questions. In addition to studying student ownership, experience, behaviors, preferences, and skills with respect to information technologies, the 2008 study also includes a special focus on student participation in social networking sites.
Citation for this work: Salaway, Gail and Caruso, Judith B., with Mark R. Nelson. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008 (Research Study, Vol. 8). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, 2008, available from http://www.educause.edu/ecar.
You can find the full reports here for free in PDF form.
Stephen

Posted on: October 22, 2008, 12:33 am Category: Uncategorized

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