Increased technology use on campus empowers students and faculty by increasing their ability to communicate, access materials, and address many different learning styles. But the way students use and relate to technology is not always cut-and-dried. Students are eager to use technology in academic settings and recognize the benefits it has for their learning; however, they still need guidance and encouragement from their instructors to use it effectively. Knowing how to meet student needs and staying on top of technology trends can be enormously helpful for educators.
In order to better understand student use of technology, EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) conducts an annual study on undergraduate students and their relationships with technology in the classroom. This year, Portland State University took part in that study, and the Office of Information Technology has made the PSU-specific findings available to you in a brief, illuminating report. Click the link below to view it and get informed on the use of technology on the PSU campus.
Read the 2013 ECAR Student Technology Survey!