This hub provides findings from the 2017 student and faculty studies in the EDUCAUSE Technology Research in the Academic Community research series. ECAR collaborated with 157 institutions to collect responses from 13,451 faculty respondents across 7 countries about their technology experiences. ECAR also collaborated with 124 institutions to collect responses from 43,559 undergraduate students across 10 countries about their technology experiences.
This research explores technology ownership, use patterns, and expectations as they relate to the student experience. Colleges and universities use these findings to better engage students in the learning process, improve IT services, 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 (2017 participants) and sign up to administer the survey in 2018 and gain access to data for your institution and peers.
Report and Supporting Materials
The ECAR student and faculty research is publicly available. The reports will be published in October 2017.
You can discuss this year's findings and the 2018 student survey with EDUCAUSE Research staff at these events:
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, October 31 – November 3, 2017, in Philadelphia
- Wednesday, November 1, Breakout Session: The 2017 ECAR Faculty and Student Technology Surveys
- Wednesday, November 1, Meet and Mingle on Making Better Decisions with Data, Research, and Analytics
- Thursday, November 2, Poster Session: The 2017 ECAR Faculty and Student Technology Surveys
EDUCAUSE Live! Webinar, November 30, 2017, The IT Experiences of Faculty and Students: 2017 ECAR Findings