2012年大學生與資訊科技研究報告

EDUCAUSE 最近公佈了2012年美國大學生與資訊科技研究報告(有11所加拿大及其他國家的學校),因為自2004年以來幾乎每一年都會做同樣的研究,因此看到一些發展趨勢還算是有趣,也值得我們注意。


研究報告主要的發現有:

  • Blended-learning environments are the norm; students say that these environments best support how they learn.
  • Students want to access academic progress information and course material via their mobile devices, and institutions deliver.
  • Technology training and skill development for students is more important than new, more, or “better" technology.
  • Students use social networks for interacting with friends more than for academic communication.

底下我擷下了幾張報告中較吸引我注意的圖表:

Device Ownership and Usage
筆電及桌上型電腦使用在學術用途的比例比持有率還高,而將智慧型手機、平板、及電子書閱讀器做為學術目的用途的比例較少。

Longitudinal Trends in Undergraduate Techonology
自2004年以來各式設備持有的比例及趨勢,桌上型電腦及非智慧型手機持有率下降最多。

Students' Access Services,Apps, and Websites from Mobile Devices
大學生認為透過行動裝置存取學校那些服務比較重要,以及目前那些服務做得比較好。有看到右下角 “存取圖書館資源" 那個小紅點嗎? 做得不錯,但學生認為不重要,我想可能跟行動裝置在軟硬體上的條件有關。

Institution-Supported IT Resources and Tools
整理而言,在IT資源及工具的使用上,圖書資源都獲得多數的使用,例如圖書館網站、電子(教科)書、書目管理,甚至是課程管理系統。

報告最後提出幾項建議:

  • Look to emerging or established leaders (other institutions, other countries, other industries) for strategies to deliver instruction and curricular content to tablets and smartphones.
  • Prioritize the development of mobile-friendly resources and activities that students say are important
  • Bridge the gap between the technologies that have seen the greatest growth (e-portfolios, e-books/e-textbooks, and web-based citation/bibliographic tools) and students’ attitudes about their importance.
  • Use e-mail and the course and learning management system for formal communication with students.

延伸閱讀:
ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012

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