Students and Information Technology

This 2008 ECAR research study is a longitudinal extension of the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 ECAR studies of students and information technology. The study is based on quantitative data from a spring 2008 survey of 27,317 freshmen and seniors at 90 four-year institutions and eight two-year institutions; student focus groups that included input from 75 students at four institutions; and analysis of qualitative data from 5,877 written responses to open-ended questions. In addition to studying student ownership, experience, behaviors, preferences, and skills with respect to information technologies, the 2008 study also includes a special focus on student participation in social networking sites.


Colleges Struggle to Keep 'Smart' Classrooms Up to Date

Colleges have been building so-called smart classrooms for years, equipping them with computerized projectors, digital whiteboards, and other tools. Now some of those once-high-tech rooms are starting to show their age at many colleges. | 0 Comments

Proponents of Online Education Plan to Start Peer-to-Peer University

Five academics from around the world plan to open a new kind of online university early next year, built upon professor star power and students learning from one another through online social tools. The teachers will be volunteers, the courses will cost next to nothing, and no official credit will be given. | 0 Comments


The Costs of Policing Campus Networks

What does it cost to comply with the provisions of the law that require colleges to police their students' peer-to-peer activity? | 0 Comments

Groups: Cybersecurity needs to move beyond IT

New guide gives CFOs 50 questions about cyberthreats to ask various department heads. | 0 Comments

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