July 27, 2017

Results from Campus Technology’s 2017 Teaching with Technology Survey

Posted by Laura Guertin

Campus Technology is a collection of resources focusing on educational technology in higher education. In the recent July 2017 issue of their monthly magazine (available for download), Campus Technology presents the results of their second annual survey of college and university faculty on the use of educational technology for teaching and student learning. The article is available online, and I present some of the results here. The full article is certainly worth exploring and sharing with colleagues – some of the survey results may surprise you!

  • 85% stated that technology has positively affected their ability to teach; 81% stated that technology has positively impacted student learning
  • 21% think institutions should absolutely provide computing devices to students (37% said yes, institutions should, but had reservations), and 74% of institutions do not provide devices to students
  • 6% of institutions provide internet access at home for students and families in need
  • 54% of faculty said that laptops are essential computing devices for teaching and learning
  • The top hardware on the faculty wish list for the classroom? 3D scanners. Top software on faculty wish list? Animation software.
  • 18% of faculty use electronic-only versions of textbooks
  • The top 10 technologies that will be “dead and gone” in the next decade include clickers and learning management systems (full list on page 36). Learning management systems are also on the top of the list of technologies faculty wish they didn’t have to deal with.
  • The top 10 technologies that will become important in education over the next decade includes virtual/augmented reality, wearables and the internet of things, and free/fast/safe internet (full list on page 37)
  • 98% of faculty feel that technology will play a positive role in education in the future

What do you think? Do you agree with what are the emerging technologies, and the ones predicted to fade away?