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  • Students main problem with ICTs on campus
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    • 1. + 2010 ICT survey: Staff and students perceptions on ICT access and use at CPUTDaniela Gachago, Eunice Ivala, FundaniSheila Kumalo, Centre for eLearning
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    • 3. + Key trends in T&L  Cloud based computing & implications  Collaboration is key  Availability of bandwidth will change user behaviour dramatically  Expectation of ubiquituous learning  Students want to use own technology for learning  Small computing devices, such as smart phones, replace traditional computers  Personalised learning experience vs one size fits all
    • 4. + What about CPUT?
    • 5. + Research  2010 RIFTAL funding  Data collection: 3rd term 2010  Target group: lecturers & students  Adapted survey tool from UCT  Online & offline  Responses:  105 academic staff  1324 students (mainly first and second year, 81%)
    • 6. + Research questions1. Access to ICTs on and off campus2. Experience and perceptions of ICTs in Education3. Usage of ICTs for teaching, learning, work, research & social life
    • 7. +1. Access and use of ICTs on campus
    • 8. + Staff: Access to ICTs on campus PDA Type of ICTs used 8%3G phone 17% Desktop 82% 23% Use wireless Laptop Internet at 63% work
    • 9. + Staff are happy with their equipment... Are happy 66% with their computers 67% Are happy with software 67% Are unhappy with teaching Are happy venues 63% with the Internet
    • 10. + Ease of access on campus - students Access to ICTs on  But significant difference by campus campus & Faculty Difficult Easy  Most difficult: Mowbray campus  Least difficult: H&W, Business 30% 70%
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    • 12. + Internet quota - students Internet quota Impact on academic appropriate? performance yes no no opinion yes no no opinion 22% 30% 33% 40% 38% 37%
    • 13. + Impact of internet quota on T&L…  Assignments are late  Assignments not properly researched  I can’t do my research  I submit my school work late and under pressure  If I can’t access the Internet then my assignments are late…  …and my lecturer doesn’t want to hear my explanations for being late
    • 14. + Use of Internet for social purposes on campus Staff... Students.... Use Internet for 92% Use Internet for social purposes for less than 25% 61% social purposes for less than 25% of their time of their time
    • 15. + Students
    • 16. + Staff: major challenges on campus
    • 17. + 2. Experiences with ICTs
    • 18. + Staff: experiences 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 scores70% Staff perceive their skills as good or Own Passion excellent Previous experiences Availability of resources ICTs are Students expectations89% essential for education Intitutional policies Mangement expectations Peer pressure
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    • 20. + Student: experiences with ICT have been using60% ICTs for more than three years  Africanlanguage speakers significantly less experienced 16% for less than 1 year
    • 21. + Level of computer skills Level of computer skills  African language Poor Average 3% students perceive Good Excellent their skills as 15% significantly lower 29% than others 53%
    • 22. + Adequacy of students’ computer skills at uni I feel I have enough  Only 45% of lecturers believe that skills to use ICTs students have adequate computer skills (especially HW & AS) Disagree Agree Don’t know  30% of lecturers feel that students 2%8% have better skills then themselves (least confident: Education Faculty) 90%
    • 23. + 3. Use of ICTs for T&L
    • 24. + Use of ICTs for T&L Staff: how many Students: how many courses use ICTs ? courses use ICTs ? none 7% very few 15% 5% none 14% very few 39% about 30% 14% half about half 31% most most 26% 19% all all
    • 25. + Use of Blackboard Staff: us e of BB for te ac hing Ys e No 53% 47% Main users: Business, Engineering, Informatics and Design
    • 26. + Staff: Use of Blackboard for.... Course materials Tools  95% use it for notes  73% announcements  89% for presentations  73% discussions  86% subject guide  61% assignments  38% video files  60% assessments  30% audio files  50% gradebook  43% groups
    • 27. + Use of emerging technologies Staff Students Tool n % n % External mail 41 55% 586 56% Images and Videos 39 52% 473 46% Mobile technologies 26 35% 346 35% Wiki/document sharing 25 34% 506 49% Mailing lists/newsgroups 23 31% 446 44% Social networking 23 30% 335 32% Discussion forums 20 27% 406 41% Instant Messaging 16 21% 225 22% Blogging 14 19% 187 19% Podcasting 9 12% 171 17% Alternative LMS 7 9% 286 30% Twitter 4 5% 156 16%
    • 28. + Staff: reasons for usage...  access to current, relevant, global, immediate information  adapt to new generation of learners, tools that are already used by students  diversity of learning experiences  independence from CPUT systems  mash up/integration
    • 29. +
    • 30. + Mobile learning 54% Predominantly for social purposes Study help through 61% mobile phones 57% Study related online information 28% Info from lecturers 22% Lecture recordings
    • 31. +
    • 32. + ?
    • 33. + Conclusions  Pockets of innovators, but far from mainstream, significant differences in usage by Faculty  Relative high satisfaction with access on campus…but could be improved…labs and teaching venues  More use of mobile learning, ubiquitous wireless access points, move from labs to laptops?  Increase Internet quota for students  Targeted support for individual groups of staff and students  Recognize champions who use ICTs creatively and widen application of technology in T&L  Create a space to engage in a discussion around the use of institutional and non- institutional technologies to advocate comprehensive of use of ICTs in teaching and learning
    • 34. + Thank you!  Reports are available through MIS site or by emailing me gachagod@cput.ac.za  More information on blog www.edutechcput.wordpress.com

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