"More Technology, Please", INSIDE Higher Education, October 10, 2012
Professors are using more technology in the classroom than they were two years ago, and their students have a message for them: Keep it coming.
These are the findings are the 2012 ECAR Undergraduate Technology Survey, an annual study conducted by the research arm of Educause, a nonprofit that advocates for technology in higher education (ECAR stands for Educause Center for Applied Research).
This year’s study, which was released last month, reflects well on instructors. Faculty members, contra their reputation for being change-averse, appear to be adapting well to the expectations of technology-thirsty students, according to the authors. “More students than ever gave positive marks for their instructors’ use of technology,” they wrote.
In 2010, 47 percent of students said most of their instructors were using technology effectively. This year that figure was 68 percent...