Report for Faculty experiences and expectations with technology: Findings of 2014 ECAR faculty study
By Ekaterina Kombarova and Anguelina Popova.
This group discussion focused on the ECAR Faculty IT survey that began in 2014 and attracted participation from 151 institutions in 13 different countries. Participating in the survey allows schools to benchmark their IT services and compare their faculty IT attitudes with those of other schools.
The discussion centered on the experiences of AUCA and other schools that conduced the survey. The topics addressed included online learning, uses of mobile technology in the classroom and how faculty perceive the benefits of integrating technology into their teaching.
It should be noted that the ECAR faculty study is a fairly standard instrument that is applied to different types of schools, consequently findings should be analyzed with caution and within context. Where findings across institutions are consistent, for example faculty attitudes towards e-books, it might prove beneficial and constructive for AMICAL schools to collaborate and address these more complex topics as a wider group
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