A report summarising the findings of IETs institutional survey of over 750 students is now available to OU staff. The survey asked students if, how and where their study habits were changing, about their ownership and use of portable technologies for study, what they used the technologies for and preferences for greater or less use in future. The
The 2014 survey represents the third iteration of the questionnaire (first used in 2012) and is intended to help chart the changing patterns of higher education students of all ages. This year it is hoped that the 2015 survey will include further questions about the types of learning activity undertaken and more questions to allow national and international comparisons. Do drop me a line if you’d like further information but are not a member of the university.
The project team comprises myself, Mike Sharples and Graham Healing and has been supported by the Student Statistics and Survey Team and Learning and Teaching Development Team at the Institute of Educational Technology.