US College Student Smartphone Users, 2010-2016
Millions of college mobile phone users
By the time the class of 2016 graduates, close to 90% of college students in the US will own a smartphone. Does that statistic surprise you? If so, it shouldn't. Today's students are digital natives who expect to live, work, and learn in a digital environment. As educators, it is imperative that we investigate, explore, and implement the tools and approaches that best provide students with rich learning experiences and positive learning outcomes.
The goal is to use broad engagement to assess what types of tools, systems, and pedagogical approaches best support the mission of Indiana University. We expect this assessment to strengthen our understanding of the services that support teaching and learning, and serve as a guide for any future learning management system decisions.
Yes. If you'd like to try a particular system or tool, or have been experimenting with one, please let us know. We want to find approaches that a variety of people want to try. However, please note that suggesting a system or tool does not mean it will be added to the trials. We will only evaluate approaches that make sense for the university community as a whole. If you'd like to suggest technologies for the pilot, please contact us.
Yes. Faculty members can opt-in to new trials each semester.
This process will actively seek in-depth feedback and insight from faculty and students. In addition, functional and technical evaluation will also be conducted. There may be reasons why certain platforms and tools are not sustainable for IU.
Indiana University is committed to the protection and confidentiality of student educational records, adhering closely to the guidelines established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The university will consult with the University Information Policy and Security Offices to ensure the security of all data before systems go live.
Yes. We have very broad faculty adoption and use of Oncourse as a baseline system. The university will continue to make incremental enhancements and improvements to Oncourse at least until the fall semester of 2016.
We are coordinating our efforts with the Office for Online Education to address these issues.
No. Much like the lynda.com pilot, faculty members will be able to opt-in at no cost.
The pilots may include both open source and vendor-provided products.
Questions? Please contact us.