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  • HIRE Ed Conference | 2012 | A Snapshot of VCCS Students' Use of Technology

    1. 1. A Snapshot of VCCS StudentsUse of TechnologyHIRE Ed Conference 2012Dr. Cat FinneganDr. Richard SebastianMr. Randy StamperJoe Lencioni, http://shiftingpixel.comUnless otherwise noted, this work islicensed under a CC-BY 3.0 license,attribution Virginia CommunityCollege System
    2. 2. Pew Internet & American LifeMobile
    3. 3. Pew Internet & American LifeNetworked Workers
    4. 4. QuestionsWhat types of technology do VCCS students own?Do VCCS students feel that technology is importantin their education? Do they value it?Are VCCS students satisfied with how technology isbeing used in their courses? Do they feel preparedto engage with these tools?photo by Colin_K on Flickr
    5. 5. ECAR SURVEY
    6. 6. MethodologyBased on responses from 13,969 VCCS students tothe 2012 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Studentsand Information Technology.Survey conducted by the EDUCAUSE Center forApplied Research (ECAR) in Spring 2012.
    7. 7. RESPONDENT PROFILEAge Educational Goal18 - 24 45.1% Vocational/occupational certificate 5.2%25 - 39 32.7% Associates degree 30.2%40 and above 22.3% Bachelors degree 28.6%Masters degree 21.2%Gender Doctoral degree 7.2%Female 70.4% Other professional degree 4.3%Male 29.6% Other 3.3%Race MajorWhite 61.5% Biological/life sciences, including agriculture and health sciences 22.5%Black/African American 18.0% Business, management, marketing 14.9%Hispanic 4.1% Education, including physical education 5.8%American Indian or Alaskan native 0.5% Engineering, including computer science 10.6%Asian/Pacific Islander 4.2% Liberal arts and sciences /general studies and humanities 8.3%Other or multiple 6.8% Physical sciences, including math 1.6%Prefer not to answer 4.8% Social sciences, including history and psychology 9.6%Fine arts 2.0%Other 21.2%Undecided 3.4%
    8. 8. Question #1: What percentage ofVCCS students use laptops?A. 99%B. 93%C. 89%D. 82%TECHNOLOGY USAGE ANDOWNERSHIP
    9. 9. Answer #1: What percentage ofVCCS students use laptops?A. 99%B. 93%C. 89%D. 82%
    10. 10. Question #2: What percentage ofVCCS students own smartphones?A. 56%B. 38%C. 26%D. 17%
    11. 11. Answer #2: What percentage ofVCCS students own smartphones?A. 56%B. 38%C. 26%D. 17%
    12. 12. 130,000+ distance learning students2.2%5.4%15.4%44.1%74.3%13.0%16.6%55.8%46.5%82.5%14.1%19.1%57.4%69.5%89.0%E-ReaderTabletSmartphoneDesktopLaptopPercent of respondents who use devicePercent of respondents who own devicePercent of respodents who identify device asextremely or very important for academic successTECHNOLOGY USAGE AND OWNERSHIP
    13. 13. Question #3: Which resource do VCCS students ratethe highest for access with a handheld device?A. Checking gradesB. Accessing course or LMSC. Accessing library resourcesD. Ordering textbooks
    14. 14. Answer #3: Which resource is rated the highest foraccess with a handheld device?A. Checking gradesB. Accessing course or LMS C. Using library resourcesD. Ordering textbooks
    15. 15. 27.6%27.9%28.8%37.5%42.3%64.7%68.3%70.8%Order TranscriptsAccess library resourcesMake textbook purchasesthrough your college…Register for coursesAccess financial aidinformationCheck gradesAccess course website orsyllabiAccess course or learningmanagement systemIMPORTANT TO DO FROM MOBILE DEVICETABLETiOS (iPad) 49.1%Windows 10.1%Android 28.1%Blackberry 1.4%Other 5.1%Unsure 6.2%SMART PHONEiPhone 31.4%Android 58.3%Windows 1.2%Blackberry 6.1%Other 2.8%Unsure 0.2%MOBILE PLATFORMS USEDTECHNOLOGY USAGE AND OWNERSHIP
    16. 16. Workforce• Age – Over 50% 25 and older; 22% 40 andover• Smart Phones – over 50% ownership• Policy implications forOJT, apprenticeships, etc.• Adult Career Coaching communication andsupports – creation of apps for coaches andstudentsTECHNOLOGY USAGE AND OWNERSHIP
    17. 17. Question #4: What percentage of VCCS students took ahybrid course last year?A. 92%B. 72%C. 55%D. 37%
    18. 18. Question #4: What percentage of VCCS students took ahybrid course last year?A. 92%B. 72% C. 55%D. 37%
    19. 19. IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGYFOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
    20. 20. Question #5: In what type of learning environmentdo VCCS students tend to learn most?A. Courses with no online componentsB. Courses with some online componentsC. Courses completely online
    21. 21. Question #5: In what type of learning environmentdo VCCS students tend to learn most?A. Courses with no online componentsB. Courses with some online components C. Courses completely online
    22. 22. 70.7%56.0%64.3%The collegeOther studentsProfessorsPERCENT OF STUDENTS WHOREPORTED THAT TECHNOLOGY MAKESTHEM FEEL MORE CONNECTED TO...19.4%68.2%12.4%LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS IN WHICHSTUDENTS REPORTED LEARNING THEMOSTCourses with no online componentsCourses with some online componentsCourses that are completely onlineIMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR ACADEMICSUCCESSConnectedness and Learning Environments
    23. 23. 6%35%36%21%HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO YOU THATMORE OR BETTER TECHNOLOGY ISAVAILABLE TO LEARN, STUDY, ORCOMPLETE COURSEWORK?Not at all importantNot very importantModerately importantVery importantExtremely importantIMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR ACADEMICSUCCESSImportance Of Using New Or Better Technologies
    24. 24. 56.4%49.3%48.3%52.5%43.1%21.8%17.2%13.0%18.4%20.4%21.9%11.7%14.6%24.6%12.5%9.6%10.0%14.7%16.5%17.8%11.7%14.8%21.0%20.6%13.9%18.1%6.4%8.4%7.1%12.2%13.7%16.3%21.2%25.4%24.2%11.3%8.3%8.4%6.1%7.1%6.8%11.6%17.8%16.4%23.0%26.5%22.8%5.8%6.6%7.2%12.3%16.1%18.3%58.0%63.8%65.0%LinkedInOther social networking sitesTwitterSocial studying sitesPhone-like communication over the internetFacebookInstant Messaging/Online ChattingPhone conversationText MessagingFace to face interactionEmailCourse or learning management systemDo Not Use Not at all important Not very important Moderately important Very important Extremely importantIMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR ACADEMICSUCCESSFORMS OF COMMUNICATION RESPONDENTS WISH INSTRUCTORS USEDLESS…OR MORE
    25. 25. Question #6: Most students are comfortableconnecting with their professors through socialmedia sites.A. TrueB. False
    26. 26. Question #6: Most students are comfortableconnecting with their professors through socialmedia sites.A. TrueB. False 36% of students felt comfortable connecting with professors from whomthey were currently taking courses45% felt comfortable connecting with other students.
    27. 27. Workforce• Smart Phones – 4000 moderately toextremely important• Financial aid, registration, access to courses– adult career coaching impact• Access and persistence• Employer “asks” in particular withapprenticeships and OJT/internships• Federal regulations – supplement, notsupplantIMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR ACADEMICSUCCESS
    28. 28. INSTRUCTORS’ USE OFTECHNOLOGY
    29. 29. Question #7: Students want instructors to usenew, cutting-edge technologies.A. TrueB. False
    30. 30. Answer #7: Students want instructors to usenew, cutting-edge technologies.A. TrueB. False
    31. 31. Importance Of Using New Or Better Technologies7%18%46%18%11%HOW IMPORTANT IS IT THAT YOURINSTRUCTORS USE NEW, CUTTING-EDGETECHNOLOGIES?Not at all important Not very importantModerately important Very importantExtremely importantINSTRUCTORS’ USE OF TECHNOLOGY
    32. 32. Question #8: What percentage of VCCS studentsfelt that the technology used in their courses willhave adequately prepared them for the workplace?A. 68%B. 53%C. 42%D. 12%
    33. 33. Question #8: What percentage of VCCS studentsfelt that the technology used in their courses willhave adequately prepared them for the workplace?A. 68% B. 53%C. 42%D. 12%
    34. 34. Over 70% of respondents indicated that all or most of theirinstructors:– Are effectively using technology to impact students’ academicsuccess– Use the “right kinds” of technology– Have used technology to aid in the understanding of coursematerials and ideasOver 60% of respondents indicated that all or most of theirinstructors have provided them with adequate training forthe technology used in courses.INSTRUCTORS’ USE OF TECHNOLOGY
    35. 35. Forms Of Communication Respondents Wish InstructorsUsed Less…or More54.9%49.8%54.8%39.7%12.6%24.6%21.2%17.4%34.1%36.0%29.2%31.6%55.3%38.3%39.1%39.1%52.9%36.0%47.7%43.9%10.9%14.2%16.1%28.8%32.1%36.1%36.3%39.7%45.3%46.6%49.7%52.9%LinkedInOther Social Networking SitesTwitterFacebookPhone ConversationPhone-like Communication Over the InternetSocial Studying SitesInstant Messaging/Online ChattingEmailText MessagingFace to Face…Course or Learning…Use Less Use Same Use MoreINSTRUCTORS’ USE OF TECHNOLOGY
    36. 36. Resources/Tools Respondents Wish Instructors UsedLess…or More23.3%30.3%23.8%23.9%22.9%25.8%13.0%17.7%18.1%11.4%12.0%15.1%9.8%11.1%51.7%42.3%44.6%44.2%44.9%60.4%55.5%36.3%49.1%43.4%39.2%45.2%44.0%40.2%47.6%35.6%32.3%25.0%27.4%31.5%31.9%32.2%35.6%36.2%37.8%37.9%38.9%42.8%43.3%44.0%44.7%49.5%54.6%56.6%E-portfoliosBlogsWikisWeb-based musicPhoto-sharing websitesLocally installed word processor, spreadsheets, and presentation…Web-based word processor, spreadsheets, presentation softwareOnline multi-user computer gamesOnline forums or bulletin boardsRecommend an article or information online by tagging/likingPodcasts and webcastsVideo-sharing websiteWeb-based videosE-books or E-textbooksCourse or learning management systemFreely available course content beyond your campusSimulations or educational gamesUse Less Use Same Use MoreINSTRUCTORS’ USE OF TECHNOLOGY
    37. 37. • Matching technology use to workplacedemands?• 7200 not using LinkedIn: adult careercoaches• Phone and face-to-face communication• Regulations of GI bill, Trade Act, andapprenticeship regarding onlinelearning/blended learning – major obstaclesINSTRUCTORS’ USE OF TECHNOLOGY
    38. 38. VCCS RESULTS COMPARED TONATIONAL DATA16%31%55%54%57%66%70%75%11%45%57%58%64%67%68%79%Skip classes when course lectures are available onlineTook a class completely onlineWish instructors used more simulations or educationalgamesMore actively involved in courses that use technologyLike to keep academic and social lives separatePrepared to use needed technology when they enteredcollegeLearned best in blended learning environmentsBelieve that technology helps them achieve theiracademic outcomesVCCSECAR NationalResults
    39. 39. • Students rely heavily on laptop and desktop computers fortheir academic success and utilize mobile devicesprimarily for checking grades and accessing coursemanagement systems, course websites and syllabi.• Almost 80% of respondents believe that technology helpsthem achieve their academic outcomes, and 68% reportthat they learn the most in courses with some onlinecomponents.• Over 70% of respondents indicated that all or most of theirinstructors are effectively using technology, utilize the“right kinds” of technology, and have used technology toaid in their understanding of course materials.ECAR HIGHLIGHTS
    40. 40. • Over 89% of students indicated that professors’ use ofcourse management systems and email is extremelyimportant for their academic success.• Nearly 50% of respondents indicated that they wishedinstructors utilized more face-to-face communication.• Respondents indicated that the following social mediasites were not important for their academic success andshould be used less: Facebook (39.7%), Twitter(54.8%), and LinkedIn (54.9%).ECAR HIGHLIGHTS
    41. 41. • A majority of respondents (64%) indicated that they preferto keep their academic and social lives separate.• A slightly higher proportion of VCCS students tookcourses completely online (45%, compared to 31%nationally) and a lower percentage of VCCS studentsindicated that they skipped classes when lectures areavailable online (11%, compared to 16% nationally).ECAR HIGHLIGHTS
    42. 42. LINK TO ECAR REPORT ANDSUPPORTING MATERIALSECAR Report, Info graphic, and Survey Instrumentavailable on EDUCAUSE website:http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/ecar-study-undergraduate-students-and-information-technology-2012

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