University of Oregon

IT Snapshot: Does IT Engage Students?


This article is the ninth in the series, IT Snapshots. New articles are published most every Friday.

In the previous IT Snapshot, we saw how students rated their instructors' use of IT.

This week we see how students feel about IT in the classroom. Does it improve engagement? Is learning more efficient?

As the chart shows, students at the University of Oregon clearly believe that using IT in their classes make school more convenient, with 67.4 percent saying the agree or strongly agree with that statement.

Students are less confident about whether IT improves learning: less than half (44.5 percent) agree or strongly agree with that statement.

And students' assessment of their own engagement produces the least clarity, with 33.2 percent of students agreeing or strongly agreeing that they get more actively involved in courses that use IT.