Hendrix College Faculty Technology Survey 2013

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Results of the 2013 Hendrix College Faculty Technology Survey

Results of the 2013 Hendrix College Faculty Technology Survey

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  • 1. D R . L I S A L E I T Z FACULTY TECHNOLOGY SURVEY
  • 2. PURPOSE • Examine: •  Existing use •  Perceived needs, and •  Potential for a dedicated space for faculty training and experimenting.
  • 3. METHODOLOGY & DATA •  Information Gathering •  Discussions with staff •  Examination of current resources •  Three 50-60 minute focus groups •  27 faculty members •  Additional comments from 5 faculty •  246 Item Survey •  Begun by 75 •  Completed by 65
  • 4. SAMPLE COMPOSITION Area Percentage of Respondents Raw Number of Participants Humanities 32% 24 Social Sciences 28% 21 Natural Sciences 32% 24 Other 8% 6 Rank/Level Percentage of Respondents Raw Number of Participants Instructors 14.7% 11 Assistant Professor or Assistant Librarians 30.7% 23 Associate Professor or Associate Librarian 22.7% 17 Full Professor 24% 18 Administrator 8% 6
  • 5. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SEEN AS IMPORTANT Generally positive attitudes toward instructional technology •  For example, strong agreement with the following (percentages combine strongly agree and agree): •  95.3% “Instructional technologies are necessary to meeting some of my course goals.” (60% strongly agreed). •  79.4% “Technology is important for teaching in my discipline.” •  71.9% Instructional technology should be a high priority for Hendrix. Significant Differences by Rank & Area •  Junior faculty are more likely to believe that IT should be a priority. •  Humanities faculty are less likely to believe technology is important for teaching in their disciplines.
  • 6. FACULTY REGULARLY USE IT IN PEDAGOGY 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Presentation technologies (e.g., Powerpoint, Keynote) Images Course/Learning Management System (e.g. Moodle) 46.2% 53.0% 40.9% 26.2% 22.7% 22.7% 9.2% 12.1% 6.1%4.6% 3.0% 3.0% 13.9% 9.1% 27.3% Daily Weekly Monthly Yearly Almost Never Frequency of Use for Most Commonly Used Instructional Technologies
  • 7. MORE HELP NEEDED WITH IT •  Over half (54.7%) of faculty agreed that they needed assistance or support to use new technologies. •  Only 28.6% agreed (including strongly) with the statement, “I know how to find what IT services and products we have at Hendrix.” •  Junior faculty are significantly less sure of how to find this. •  Only 17.2% agreed (including strongly) with the statement, “I know what instructional technologies other Hendrix faculty use.” •  6.3% agreed (including strongly), “I know how to find funding for the technological needs I have for my teaching.
  • 8. WHAT WILL INCREASE TECH USE? 68.7% 59.7% 53.7% 40.3% 29.9% 4.5% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Good Models More Time Info on Tools Matching Pedag. Needs Purchase of License or Hardware More Support Staff None of the Above
  • 9. BARRIERS TO USE 72% 65% 52% 45% 42% 32% 28% 27% 24% 24% 24% 18% 15% 12% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80
  • 10. SATISFACTION WITH FUNCTIONALITY OF TOOLS 49.1 48.3 56.4 51.9 45.5 61.2 75.4 51.9 56.7 83.7 54.8 33.6 46.2 18.9 37.9 35.9 22.2 31.2 30.6 20 44.4 36.7 12.2 21 59 30.8 32 13.8 7.7 26 22.7 8.2 4.6 3.7 6.6 4 24.2 7.7 23.1 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Diss or Very Neutral Sat/Very
  • 11. SATISFACTION WITH AVAILABILITY OF TOOLS Instructional Technology Percentage of those who use this that are Very Satisfied or Satisfied N (those who said they used this) SMART Sympodiums 82% 50 Recording Devices 79% 28 Online Full-Text Publications 56% 52 Laptops for conferences and other off-campus work 55% 20 Image, Video & Web Editing 53% 15 TurningPoint 53% 19 Electronic Article Databases 50% 52 Web-based datasets/Collections 46% 22 Image management system/ archiving 40% 5 35MM Slide Scanners 38% 8 Disciplinary or research software 34% 35 Screen Capture 17% 6
  • 12. CLASSROOM PROBLEM AREAS 26% 23% 23% 18% 18% 20% 13% 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Percent of Faculty Experiencing Frequent Difficulties That Take Up Class Time
  • 13. MEDIA CENTER PERCEPTIONS 93% 88% 85% 80% 70 75 80 85 90 95 Staff friendly Audiovisual support generally worked well Staff knowledgeable Staff Respect My Time
  • 14. IT PERCEPTIONS 84% 73% 71% 68% 60% 57% 45% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
  • 15. FACULTY DESIRE TO LEARN MORE •  75% I would like to learn how to use technology more effectively in my teaching. •  65.6% I am interested in attending a faculty conference on instructional technologies in my area. (Combining Agree and Strongly Agree) •  Between 1/5-1/2 of faulty are interested in learning about any of the specific IT tools on survey •  Most Popular Incentives for Learning More: •  Stipends (82%) •  Mini-Grants (65%) to cover tech costs
  • 16. FOCUS TRAININGS ON: PEDAGOGICAL GOALS 86% 84% 70% 64% 63% 60% 60% 56% 55% 53% 50% 49% 47% 46% 35% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
  • 17. FOCUS TRAININGS ON: TOP NEEDS THAT IT CAN MEET 91% 90% 84% 76% 73% 63% 49% 35% 36% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
  • 18. INTEREST IN POTENTIAL INVESTMENTS 67% 67% 49% 31% 20% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 "Cloud" server space Increased bandwidth Increased dedicated server space Mobile SMART Sympodium Mobile teleconference system
  • 19. TEACHING & LEARNING CENTER •  Slightly less than half want a faculty lab •  Nearly 59% would be more likely to learn about IT if it were part of a larger campus “Teaching and Learning Center” that focused on improving pedagogy broadly. •  Social Science faculty more interested in both ideas •  Junior faculty more interested in “Teaching & Learning Center”
  • 20. COMING ATTRACTIONS PREVIEWS FOR 2013-2014
  • 21. INSTRUCTIONAL TECH PORTAL Our Instructional Technology Portal is being redesigned for easier visibility, containing expanded information on what instructional resources are available, and where on campus these resources may be found.
  • 22. DIGITAL ARTS LAB A new Digital Arts Lab has been created in the Art Complex (Art 111), for three new courses being taught this Fall.
  • 23. 3D PRINTER A MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer now resides in the Electronics Lab in MC Reynolds. We are planning to add an additional 3D Printer for general student use this Fall, to be located in the Oathout Technology Center.
  • 24. INCREASED BANDWIDTH This September, our Internet circuit will be upgraded from 200Mbits to 1Gbit (a five-fold increase). We renegotiated our AT&T contract, so that we are able to do so at a savings of $32,000 per year.
  • 25. WHO YA GONNA CALL? • One Phone Number: 450-1340 • One Address: HelpDesk@Hendrix.edu
  • 26. TECHNOLOGY SERVICES ON THE WEB http://www.hendrix.edu/helpdesk/ http://fit.hendrix.edu/ Help Desk: Faculty Instructional Technology Portal:
  • 27. QUESTIONS?
  • 28. THANK YOU!
  • 29. Dr. Lisa Leitz, Assistant Professor Department of Sociology / Anthropology Director of Project Pericles Hendrix College David J. Hinson, EVP & CIO Hendrix College