Student Technology Needs Assessment Results Technology Transformation Task Force January 29, 2008 Deb Stephens, SBCTC Research Staff
Analysis • Literature Review • 5 Focus Groups: • Lower Columbia College in Longview • Seattle Central Community College • Walla Walla Community College • Spokane Community College; and • Bates Technical College in Tacoma.
Students were asked about… • Current technology use in college • Technologies they wish were available • Desirable technologies available in other parts of their lives • How those might apply in college • Other technology expectations in college
General Findings • Focus groups validated literature review findings • Washington-specific issues also arose • Responses were consistent across participating colleges.
Students Want... • Training for faculty and students • More and consistent use of CMS • More ways to interact and collaborate with other students • More technology resources, such as wireless coverage, tech support, computer hubs, electrical outlets
Students Want… • Cutting-edge technology • 24 x 7 x 365 remote access to online services • Online textbooks • More online library research databases
Recommendations • Professional training and development • System-wide CMS • Social learning tools • Infrastructure and tech support • Cutting-edge technology and business partnerships
Recommendations • Web-enhanced classes • Online access 24 x 7 x 365 and student awareness • Open textbook models • Online library research databases
Questions Kayeri Akweks SBCTC, 360-704-4319 email@example.com