Undergraduate Students and IT

New ECAR Report | September 18, 2012

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012 
by Eden Dahlstrom

This annual study is conducted to help institutions and educators understand the undergraduate student behaviors and opinions of today to inform the technology needs of the students of tomorrow.

The 2012 study marks the ninth year of data collection about student uses of, ownership of, and attitudes toward technology in conjunction with their academic experiences. This year’s results include responses from more than 100,000 students from 195 colleges and universities.

Blended-Learning Environments Are the Norm

Blended-learning environments have become the norm—nearly three out of four students have taken at least one course that includes online components, and students say that these environments best support how they learn.

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and IT
Read more about the study’s findings on blended-learning environments and the other key findings in this publicly accessible report. Download report > Download Now >


Participate in the 2013 Student Study

Join the growing list of institutions participating in the ECAR student study. Contact us, and we’ll follow up with the information you need to get started.

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Aug 31 – Sep 14 all-day
This online faculty mini-course will help both seasoned and not-so-seasoned online faculty create an easy-to-navigate virtual space. We will explore ways to encourage collegiality, openness, community building, and a sense of shared journey. Our online… more »
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Hosting Class Sessions in a Virt...
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Virtual class sessions can be just as engaging as face-to-face classes. This course will provide tips, tricks, and best practices connected to hosting dynamic and productive virtual class environments. Our online faculty mini-courses are two-week… more »
all-day Creating Online Instructional Co...
Creating Online Instructional Co...
Sep 14 – Sep 28 all-day
In this course, we’ll discuss how to find, adapt, and create well-designed content that will engage students in online and hybrid courses. We’ll outline fundamental design principles and suggest tools and techniques that we think… more »
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Virtual Collaboration and Commun...
Sep 14 – Sep 28 all-day
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