Presentation on theme: "IPad Use Among Freshmen Honors Students at The College at Brockport Pat Maxwell Priya Banerjee."— Presentation transcript:
iPad Use Among Freshmen Honors Students at The College at Brockport Pat Maxwell Priya Banerjee
Background Proliferation of mobile technology in higher education. Perception of the newest technology: “tablets are transformative.” The College at Brockport’s recruitment initiative.
Purpose The broad purpose of the study was to assess the success of the recruitment initiative. -record the nature of use of the iPad by students. -record the extent of use of the iPad by students.
Method Two online surveys comprising 15 questions at pre-test point and 24 questions at post-test. The pre-test was administered prior to the beginning of the semester. The post-test was administered 10 weeks later, towards the end of the Fall semester.
Research Question 1 For what ways and for what purposes did the freshman Honors students use the iPad?
Research Question 2 What was the difference between anticipated and actual reported use of the iPad?
Research Question 3 Did the offer of an iPad influence eligible candidates to accept the offers of admission to the College at Brockport Honors Program?
Demographics 80 incoming Freshman Honors students received iPads as part of their Honors scholarship (2011) 31 students completed the pre-survey 38 students completed the post-survey 23 students completed BOTH surveys. Of the 23 students completing BOTH surveys: –9 males –29 females
Training for All Survey Faculty Readiness to use an iPad Core group of apps to recommend Offer workshops iPad Users Group
Best Practices Classroom Device Policy Notify instructor if a recording app will be used Instructor can model how to use Integrate into lesson plans
Digital Literacy Opportunity to model use of iPad as part of Library Instruction N=38
Send any questions or comments to: Pat Maxwell, MLS Mobile Technologies Team Co-Chair Library, Information, & Technology Services email@example.com Priya Banerjee, PhD Honors Program Associate Director firstname.lastname@example.org
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