IT & CTools Survey - Winter 2012 Ann Arbor Campus

Prepared by: Information Technology Services & USE Lab University of Michigan

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Methodology

  • Surveys administered via Qualtrics in April 2012
  • Incentive: random drawing for one iPad
  • All instructional faculty (including GSIs) invited to respond:
Sample Size = 8,374
Response Size = 1,484
Response Rate = 18%
  • 25% of all students invited to respond, stratified by college / department:
Sample Size = 9,681
Response Size = 1,784
Response Rate = 18%

Selected Results for Instructors and Students

Response by School / College

Response by School / College

Response by Gender

Instructor Response by Role

Instructors - Years Teaching

Student Response by Level

Face-to-Face vs. Distance Courses

Q: The majority of courses I teach / take at UM are conducted:

Computer Expertise

Q: Rate your overall expertise with computers relative to other instructors / students at Michigan

Use of IT in Courses

Q: Which of the following best describes your use of (preference for) information technologies in your courses?

IT Use Valuable For...

Q: Using information technology in my course(s) is valuable for...Strongly Disagree (1) to Strongly Agree (5)

Most Valuable Benefit of Using IT

Q: Which of the following benefits from using information technology in your courses was the most valuable to you?

IT Valuable For Course Activities

Q: The following information technologies are valuable for my course-related activities...Strongly Disagree (1) to Strongly Agree (5)

Digital Format of Course Materials

Q: Have you ever (been) assigned course materials in a digital format?

Google Docs Use

Q: Have you used Google Docs for any of the following activities? (choose all that apply):

Google Docs Type

Q: Which of the following types of Google Docs have you used? (choose all that apply):

Video Content Use - Instructors

Q: How often do you typically use video content in your course(s)?

Video Content Access Method - Instructors

Q: How do you and/or your students access video content for your course(s)? (choose all that apply):

Video Content Avoidance - Instructors

Q: Why do you not use more video content in your course(s)? (choose all that apply):

Video Content Interaction - Students

Q: How are you required to interact with video content for your courses? (choose all that apply):

Video Content Usefulness - Students

Q: Rate your agreement with the following statements:Strongly Disagree (1) to Strongly Agree (5)

Mobile Device Use

Q: What type(s) of mobile devices do you currently use on a regular basis? (choose all that apply):

Respondents' Experience Using CTools

Q: For how many different courses have you used CTools?

How Often Respondents Visit

Q: How often do you visit your CTools sites?

Using CTools for Course Activities

Q: Using CTools is valuable for...Strongly Disagree (1) to Strongly Agree (5)

Value of Tools

Q: Within CTools, the following tools are valuable for my course-related activities...Strongly Disagree (1) to Strongly Agree (5)

Course Site Participants

Q: Participants on my course sites typically include (choose all that apply):

Use of CTools Project Sites

Q: Which of the following best describes your activity on CTools project sites?

Value for Project-Related Activities

Q: Using CTools is valuable for...Strongly Disagree (1) to Strongly Agree (5)

Project Site Participants

Q: Participants on my project sites typically include (choose all that apply):

Project Sites Recommendation

Q: I recommend CTools project sites to...Strongly Disagree (1) to Strongly Agree (5)

Most Effective Methods of Help: Instructors

Q: What are the three most effective ways you get help with CTools? Rank up to three items with 1 being the highest.

Most Effective Methods of Help: Students

Q: What are the three most effective ways you get help with CTools? Rank up to three items with 1 being the highest.

More Information About the Survey

How is the survey used to make changes in CTools?

The ITS Teaching and Learning Team and other ITS units review the annual surveys and makes recommendations and sets priorities for improvements in CTools and other technology at the University of Michigan based on the quantitative and qualitative data gathered.

Major changes to the CTools system depend on a larger set of issues pertaining to the open-source software that comprises the basic architecture of CTools. This software, Sakai, is an open-source Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE) that over 200 partner institutions help develop and support collaboratively. Through this collaboration, Sakai is constantly being updated and improved. As a member institution, Michigan can propose changes to Sakai that may be implemented by the entire community. These system-wide changes can then be used to update CTools. For more information about Sakai: http://www.sakaiproject.org

Questions? Comments? Please contact the ITS Teaching and Learning Team.

License Information

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Attribution Information

This work should be attributed as: Pasinetti, J. (Graphical Author), Lonn, S., Teasley, S. D., and UM Instructional Technology Services (2012). Selected results from the 2012 Instructional Technology Survey - Ann Arbor Campus Instructors and Students. Retrieved from: https://ctools.umich.edu/access/content/public/surveys/a2_12/a212.html.