Thursday, October 23, 2008

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology 2008 / Use of Social Networking Sites

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008 (ID: ERS0808)

Gail Salaway (EDUCAUSE) and Judith Borreson Caruso (University of Wisconsin-Madison) /With: Mark R. Nelson (NACS)

Introduction by: Nicole Ellison (Michigan State University)

CMS, Net Generation Learner, Social Computing, social networks, Student IT Competencies, Students

Documents Contributed by ECAR, Research Studies (10/21/2008)

Abstract: This 2008 ECAR research study is a longitudinal extension of the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 ECAR studies of students and information technology. The study is based on quantitative data from a spring 2008 survey of 27,317 freshmen and seniors at 90 four-year institutions and eight two-year institutions; student focus groups that included input from 75 students at four institutions; and analysis of qualitative data from 5,877 written responses to open-ended questions. In addition to studying student ownership, experience, behaviors, preferences, and skills with respect to information technologies, the 2008 study also includes

A Special Focus on Student Participation in Social Networking Sites [CHAPTER 6]

Citation for this work: Salaway, Gail and Caruso, Judith B., with Mark R. Nelson. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008 (Research Study, Vol. 8). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, 2008)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 / Executive Summary

Chapter 2 / Introduction: Reshaping Campus Communication and Community through Social Network Sites

Chapter 3 / Methodology and Respondent Characteristics

Chapter 4 / Ownership of, Use of, and Skill with IT

Chapter 5 / IT and the Academic Experience


Appendix A / Acknowledgments

Appendix B / Students and Information Technology in Higher Education: 2008 Survey Questionnaire

Appendix C /Qualitative Interview Questions

Appendix D / Participating Institutions and Survey Response Rates

Appendix E / Bibliography

Key Findings


Survey Instrument


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