12 Years of Student Technology Ownership Surveys: Trends & Today’s Opportunities for Richer Learning Experiences

Thanks to Will Monroe, PhD, from Louisiana State Law School, who presented with me, on our student law school technology surveys. We conducted an informal survey of CALI conference participants on their personal technology ownership during the conference, and as promised, here are the responses: https://goo.gl/1a1SYw    Here is the video of the presentation including the slides (the audio quality improves after 2 minutes):

And, here is the session outline from the conference website:

For the past 12 years the University of Victoria Law Faculty & Louisiana State Law Center have surveyed incoming students on their personal technology ownership and usage in order to better understand the technology devices students are bringing with them to law school and how we can leverage those devices to provide a richer learning experience for students. In 2004 student data was gathered on laptop ownership and internet access. Questions were added over time, and we now collect data on the ownership and/or usage of: laptops, cell phones, tablets, email, collaborative document editing, desktop video, note taking, file backup, printing, and social-media. Current project goals include:

  • Discover technologies students were bringing with them to school and their use.
  • Explore ways to use personal technology for research and engaging instruction.
  • Identify means to provide equitable access to technologies for students who cannot afford to purchase it for themselves.

By the end of the session participants will have a clear view of the technologies law students bring with them to school, as well as some potential ways those tools can be leveraged to provide more engaging instruction and better services to students.

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