This discussion group will present most interesting findings of 2014 ECAR Study of Faculty and Information Technology from AUCA, which reflect faculty answers about their experience and expectation.
After a brief presentation and discussion of our findings, considerations that were taken based on survey results, we would engage the participants in a discussion panel on their own findings/experiences.
The final goal of the discussion will be to draw a map of faculty experiences and expectations with technology, problems and come up with guidelines for overcoming them.
During the discussion about faculty experiences and expectations with technology, main points to be covered:
- Faculty evaluation of LMS potential and online learning opportunities
- Potential of mobile devices to enhance learning
- Faculty and IT units collaboration to support teaching and research.
The aim of the discussion group will be to emphasise on different aspects of faculty IT experiences and draw some guidelines of how faculty could deal more effectively with technologies and specifically in terms of using technologies for academic engagement.
- Our data will be reported using slides (infographics)
- For stimulating the discussion, we would use questions on others’ experiences – whether related to the outcomes of the ECAR study or personal/institutional observations/data
The findings from the ECAR global study 2014 draw a picture of faculty experiences and expectations somehow and sometimes different from findings of the participating AMICAL members. We would like to discuss these differences and the reasons for them, and position ourselves in the broader picture.