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Latest ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students Posted Today!

Posted in studies with tags on October 21, 2008 by kidsarealright

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008, has been posted today to the EDUCAUSE ECAR site! We relish this study for its’ interesting and relevant information, all backed up with quantitative data – yum! There are now results going back to 2004 which makes it even more meaty for its comparative findings! The full study is online too! Gotta love data! 🙂

Here is the summary from the site:

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.