University of Oregon

IT Snapshot: Software Student Use in Class


This article is the seventh in the weekly series, IT Snapshots. New articles are published every Friday. Currently, IT Snapshots is exploring how UO students use technology.

In the last IT Snapshot, we examined how students self-identify on tasks that are considered key components of digital literacy.

This week we get a glimpse into the software students' use in class. The library's web site was the most often used item in the survey, with presentation software used by more than half the students surveyed during Spring term, 2010.

Chart that shows what software students use in class

In 2009, the University of Oregon began participating in the ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. Today's data were gathered in the 2010 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. For a complete set of ECAR charts, see IT Snapshot of UO Student Technology Use.