Proposal Title

What Technology Do Students Use: Implications for Faculty Development

Proposal Abstract

MCPHS University is a private institution devoted to preparing students for the health professions. To assist the institution in planning students were asked what technology they use and how it supports them in their learning. An online survey was sent to all students. A survey addendum was delivered to all first year freshmen.

The survey results indicate that 16% of the students responded. Data is still being collected from the addendum. A major finding was that students brought to campus three or more mobile devices. Students were satisfied with the LMS Blackboard and tools that received the highest satisfaction were grades, document posting and PowerPoint presentations. Nearly all students used Facebook (90%). Unexpected findings were the high satisfaction with eTextbooks and lecture capture software. Results of the survey will be used to plan for greater IT services like Wi-Fi acces and focused faculty development on active learning strategies that are supported by Blackboard. Results of the Addendum will be compared with the survey and possible effects on planning. Findings of this study will be used by the iPad Faculty Project and Ed Tech committee for faculty development (FD). The panel will discuss how this project provides a case study for institutions looking to develop a strategic FD planning and assessment. process.

Location

Room 115

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 26th, 3:00 PM Mar 26th, 3:45 PM

What Technology Do Students Use: Implications for Faculty Development

Room 115

MCPHS University is a private institution devoted to preparing students for the health professions. To assist the institution in planning students were asked what technology they use and how it supports them in their learning. An online survey was sent to all students. A survey addendum was delivered to all first year freshmen.

The survey results indicate that 16% of the students responded. Data is still being collected from the addendum. A major finding was that students brought to campus three or more mobile devices. Students were satisfied with the LMS Blackboard and tools that received the highest satisfaction were grades, document posting and PowerPoint presentations. Nearly all students used Facebook (90%). Unexpected findings were the high satisfaction with eTextbooks and lecture capture software. Results of the survey will be used to plan for greater IT services like Wi-Fi acces and focused faculty development on active learning strategies that are supported by Blackboard. Results of the Addendum will be compared with the survey and possible effects on planning. Findings of this study will be used by the iPad Faculty Project and Ed Tech committee for faculty development (FD). The panel will discuss how this project provides a case study for institutions looking to develop a strategic FD planning and assessment. process.