New report – do today’s students like e-learning?

Posted in studies on September 18, 2011 by electriclibrarian

Interesting to see this new report: The State of E-Learning in Canadian Universities: If Students are Digital Natives, Why Don’t They Like E-Learning? In my opinion, it’s more the implementation of e-learning and the various definitions of e-learning that we are all using that are at issue – but an interesting snapshot of student perceptions nonetheless.

Thanks for the tip from weelibrarian!

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What Students Don’t Know

Posted in studies on August 31, 2011 by kidsarealright

This isn’t really news but interesting & important nonetheless:

News: What Students Don’t Know – Inside Higher Ed.

From the article:

The goal was to generate data that, rather than being statistically significant yet shallow, would provide deep, subjective accounts of what students, librarians and professors think of the library and each other at those five institutions [DePaul University, Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU), Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS)]. The resulting papers are scheduled to be published by the American Library Association this fall, under the title: “Libraries and Student Culture: What We Now Know.”

Exciting stuff! Also, check out the excellent ERIAL Project page!

 

How Does Age Affect Web Use? Great Infographics!

Posted in studies on January 21, 2011 by kidsarealright

How Does Age Affect Web Use? is a posting on SiteJABBER Blog from yesterday – they have taken the data from the recent Pew Study and displayed it graphically. Cool!

Generations Online in 2010 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

Posted in studies on December 20, 2010 by kidsarealright

Thank you, Pew – for another interesting study:

Generations Online in 2010 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

Some highlights from the overview:

“The dominance of the Millennial generation that we documented in our first “Generations” report in 2009 has slipped in many activities.

Milliennials, those ages 18-33, remain more likely to access the internet wirelessly with a laptop or mobile phone. In addition, they still clearly surpass their elders online when it comes to many communication- and entertainment-related activities, such as using social network sites and playing games online.

However, internet users in Gen X (those ages 34-45) and older cohorts are more likely than Millennials to engage in several online activities, including visiting government websites and getting financial information online.

Finally, the biggest online trend is that, while the very youngest and oldest cohorts may differ, certain key internet uses are becoming more uniformly popular across all age groups. These online activities include seeking health information, purchasing products, making travel reservations, and downloading podcasts.”

Thank you, resourceshelf for the heads-up!

Report Findings from Pew Internet: 8% of Online Amercians Use Twitter On A Daily Basis

Posted in statistics, studies on December 9, 2010 by kidsarealright

Great post at Resourceshelf about the new Pew internet study just released that reveals t hat only 8% of American use Twitter daily:

ResourceBlog Article: New: Report Findings from Pew Internet: 8% of Online Amercians Use Twitter On A Daily Basis.

Thanks, Resourceshelf!

In Digital Age, Students Still Cling to Paper Textbooks – NYTimes.com

Posted in Uncategorized on October 21, 2010 by kidsarealright

Are we surprised? Not really…an interesting read:

In Digital Age, Students Still Cling to Paper Textbooks – NYTimes.com.

(thanks resourceshelf for the pointer!)

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009 | EDUCAUSE

Posted in studies on October 18, 2010 by kidsarealright

On Friday, EDUCAUSE released the results of the study that we wait for with baited breath each year:

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2009 | EDUCAUSE.

Yay!