Fewer than half of college students responding to a national survey said their professors are using instructional technology, and educators worry that the technology gap between faculty and students might hinder campus learning.
The study also revealed a jump in the percentage of students who use technology to prepare for college classes. Eighty-one percent said they used computers, social networking, and other tools to study, marking an 18-point increase from 2008, according to CDW-G’s "21st Century Campus Report," which was released this fall.
The report includes responses from more than 1,000 faculty members, college students, and campus IT staff.
The 2008 survey established a baseline for educational technology on college campuses, and this year’s report details how higher-education officials are reacting to students’ shifting technology preferences.