This hub provides findings from the 2016 student study, part of the EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community research series. ECAR collaborated with 183 institutions to collect responses from 71,641 undergraduate students across 25 countries about their technology experiences. This study explores technology ownership, use patterns, and expectations as they relate to the student experience. Colleges and universities can use the results of this study to better engage students in the learning process, as well as improve IT services, increase technology-enabled productivity, prioritize strategic contributions of IT to higher education, plan for technology shifts that impact students, and become more technologically competitive among peer institutions.
Go to the ETRAC website to access data in the ETRAC Portal (2016 participants) or learn how your institution can administer the survey and gain access to data for your institution and peers.
Report and Supporting Materials
The ECAR student research is publicly available, and materials will be linked as they are published.
EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community
This research can catalyze conversations among IT professionals about how to better serve their constituents; among institutional leaders about how to use technology strategically; and among faculty and students about how to articulate their technology needs and expectations.
Thanks to the 2016 Student Study Sponsor
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