EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research

 

 

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Technology

Example Benchmarking Report

 

1. Age

My Institution

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18 - 24

282

22297

80046

96.90%

86.50%

75.20%

25 - 39

6

2643

17419

2.00%

10.20%

16.30%

40 and above

3

822

8919

1.00%

3.10%

8.30%

Total

291

25762

106384

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

2. Class Standing

My Institution

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Freshman

360

10348

31511

42.90%

38.90%

29.60%

Sophomore

328

11359

27357

39.00%

42.70%

25.70%

Junior

92

3076

21521

10.90%

11.50%

20.20%

Senior

59

1772

25995

7.00%

6.60%

24.40%

Total

839

26555

106384

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

5. Use: laptop

My Institution

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Do not use

66

448

6439

12.40%

4.40%

6.00%

Use for academic and other purposes

433

9332

96476

81.60%

92.60%

90.60%

Use for academic purposes only

20

178

2477

3.70%

1.70%

2.30%

Use for other purposes only

11

111

992

2.00%

1.10%

0.90%

Total

530

10069

106384

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

5a. Own: laptop

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No

31

568

4492

6.70%

5.90%

4.50%

Yes

430

8983

94849

93.20%

94.00%

95.40%

Total

461

9551

99341

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

5b. Operating system: laptop

My Institution

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Windows

579

19766

70415

79.70%

85.70%

71.30%

Macintosh

122

2400

25268

16.80%

10.40%

25.60%

Linux

8

203

1048

1.10%

0.80%

1.00%

Other

11

451

1228

1.50%

1.90%

1.20%

Don't know

6

230

677

0.80%

0.90%

0.60%

Total

726

23050

98636

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

5c. Academic success: laptop

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Not at all important

0

84

379

0.00%

0.30%

0.30%

Not very important

1

501

2235

0.30%

2.00%

2.20%

Moderately important

20

2792

12296

6.90%

11.30%

12.40%

Very important

96

8246

33218

33.30%

33.30%

33.50%

Extremely important

171

13071

50756

59.30%

52.90%

51.30%

Total

288

24694

98884

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

6. Use: tablet

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Do not use

708

21488

88030

84.30%

80.90%

82.70%

Use for academic and other purposes

73

2923

10909

8.70%

11.00%

10.20%

Use for academic purposes only

8

270

1057

0.90%

1.00%

0.90%

Use for other purposes only

50

1874

6388

5.90%

7.00%

6.00%

Total

839

26555

106384

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

6a. Own: tablet

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No

14

596

2306

10.70%

11.90%

12.60%

Yes

116

4404

15854

89.20%

88.00%

87.30%

Total

130

5000

18160

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

6b. Operating System: tablet

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iOS (iPad)

43

773

6972

56.50%

60.40%

58.40%

Windows OS

6

157

1040

7.80%

12.20%

8.70%

Android OS

23

229

2603

30.20%

17.90%

21.80%

BlackBerry OS

0

15

216

0.00%

1.10%

1.80%

webOS

1

11

177

1.30%

0.80%

1.40%

Other OS

1

33

400

1.30%

2.50%

3.30%

Don't know

2

61

510

2.60%

4.70%

4.20%

Total

76

1279

11918

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

6c. Academic success: tablet

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Not at all important

2

96

424

11.10%

3.60%

3.50%

Not very important

5

656

2503

27.70%

24.60%

20.90%

Moderately important

5

1045

4399

27.70%

39.10%

36.80%

Very important

4

518

2527

22.20%

19.40%

21.10%

Extremely important

2

351

2071

11.10%

13.10%

17.30%

Total

18

2666

11924

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

7. Use: smartphone

My Institution

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Do not use

96

9164

39266

32.90%

35.50%

36.90%

Use for academic and other purposes

143

11142

43767

49.10%

43.20%

41.10%

Use for academic purposes only

3

99

430

1.00%

0.30%

0.40%

Use for other purposes only

49

5357

22921

16.80%

20.70%

21.50%

Total

291

25762

106384

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

7a. Own: smartphone

My Institution

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No

9

98

1036

2.60%

1.50%

1.50%

Yes

336

6150

65657

97.30%

98.40%

98.40%

Total

345

6248

66693

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

7b. Operating system: smartphone

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iPhone

85

5955

20850

58.20%

53.10%

47.30%

Android phone

49

4318

18509

33.50%

38.50%

42.00%

Windows phone

1

159

639

0.60%

1.40%

1.40%

BlackBerry phone

11

623

3143

7.50%

5.50%

7.10%

Other smartphone

0

141

844

0.00%

1.20%

1.90%

Don't know

0

13

71

0.00%

0.10%

0.10%

Total

146

11209

44056

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

7c. Academic success: smartphone

My Institution

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Not at all important

6

234

1293

2.60%

2.20%

2.90%

Not very important

53

2038

10941

23.30%

19.90%

24.70%

Moderately important

97

3823

17066

42.70%

37.40%

38.60%

Very important

35

1999

7853

15.40%

19.50%

17.70%

Extremely important

36

2107

7006

15.80%

20.60%

15.80%

Total

227

10201

44159

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

8. Use: dedicated e-reader

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Do not use

438

8766

92599

82.60%

87.00%

87.00%

Use for academic and other purposes

31

535

5512

5.80%

5.30%

5.10%

Use for academic purposes only

19

106

1073

3.50%

1.00%

1.00%

Use for other purposes only

42

662

7200

7.90%

6.50%

6.70%

Total

530

10069

106384

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

8a. Own: dedicated e-reader

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No

16

85

1043

17.50%

6.50%

7.60%

Yes

75

1211

12663

82.40%

93.40%

92.30%

Total

91

1296

13706

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

8b. Operating system: dedicated e-reader

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Kindle

5

1007

3985

62.50%

65.90%

61.00%

Nook

1

324

1273

12.50%

21.20%

19.50%

Sony Reader

0

31

212

0.00%

2.00%

3.20%

Other dedicated e-reader

1

130

744

12.50%

8.50%

11.40%

Don't know

1

36

311

12.50%

2.30%

4.70%

Total

8

1528

6525

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

8c. Academic success: dedicated e-reader

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Not at all important

5

59

387

7.60%

3.60%

5.90%

Not very important

6

307

1883

9.20%

18.70%

28.70%

Moderately important

31

688

2662

47.60%

42.10%

40.60%

Very important

11

324

997

16.90%

19.80%

15.20%

Extremely important

12

256

617

18.40%

15.60%

9.40%

Total

65

1634

6546

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

9. Use: desktop

My Institution

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Do not use

156

4464

48931

29.40%

44.30%

45.90%

Use for academic and other purposes

291

3230

37370

54.90%

32.00%

35.10%

Use for academic purposes only

35

1779

14495

6.60%

17.60%

13.60%

Use for other purposes only

48

596

5588

9.00%

5.90%

5.20%

Total

530

10069

106384

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

9a. Own: desktop

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No

53

5974

25958

65.40%

52.50%

45.40%

Yes

28

5389

31141

34.50%

47.40%

54.50%

Total

81

11363

57099

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

9b. Operating system: desktop

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Windows

63

8473

45257

91.30%

84.00%

87.70%

Macintosh

2

1193

4242

2.80%

11.80%

8.20%

Linux

1

166

631

1.40%

1.60%

1.20%

Other

0

61

395

0.00%

0.60%

0.70%

Don't know

3

185

1045

4.30%

1.80%

2.00%

Total

69

10078

51570

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

9c. Academic success: desktop

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Not at all important

2

120

509

2.80%

1.10%

0.90%

Not very important

22

1272

4920

31.80%

12.50%

9.40%

Moderately important

27

3507

15360

39.10%

34.60%

29.60%

Very important

11

2510

14042

15.90%

24.80%

27.10%

Extremely important

7

2705

16963

10.10%

26.70%

32.70%

Total

69

10114

51794

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

10a. Importance: Access library resources

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Not at all important

66

3020

14821

23.70%

25.00%

29.10%

Not very important

62

2439

12174

22.30%

20.20%

23.90%

Moderately important

72

3055

12401

25.80%

25.30%

24.40%

Very important

49

1802

6499

17.60%

14.90%

12.70%

Extremely important

29

1719

4883

10.40%

14.20%

9.60%

Total

278

12035

50778

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

10b. Importance: Check grades

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Not at all important

26

492

4963

11.40%

10.50%

9.70%

Not very important

32

556

5933

14.00%

11.90%

11.60%

Moderately important

52

1175

13437

22.90%

25.10%

26.40%

Very important

55

1207

13063

24.20%

25.80%

25.70%

Extremely important

62

1241

13403

27.30%

26.50%

26.30%

Total

227

4671

50799

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

10c. Importance: Register for courses

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Not at all important

57

3716

14097

37.20%

29.20%

27.80%

Not very important

39

3116

11403

25.40%

24.50%

22.50%

Moderately important

25

2691

10109

16.30%

21.20%

19.90%

Very important

14

1538

6602

9.10%

12.10%

13.00%

Extremely important

18

1632

8410

11.70%

12.80%

16.60%

Total

153

12693

50621

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

10d. Importance: Access financial aid information

My Institution

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Not at all important

58

2535

13953

21.00%

21.10%

27.60%

Not very important

65

1793

10071

23.60%

14.90%

19.90%

Moderately important

59

2357

10576

21.40%

19.60%

20.90%

Very important

39

2170

7646

14.10%

18.10%

15.10%

Extremely important

54

3122

8167

19.60%

26.00%

16.20%

Total

275

11977

50413

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

10e. Importance: Make textbook purchases

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Not at all important

72

4913

18294

46.40%

38.60%

36.00%

Not very important

41

3354

12281

26.40%

26.30%

24.20%

Moderately important

22

2251

9319

14.10%

17.70%

18.30%

Very important

8

1206

5449

5.10%

9.40%

10.70%

Extremely important

12

982

5379

7.70%

7.70%

10.60%

Total

155

12706

50722

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

10f. Importance: Order transcripts

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Not at all important

73

1690

18574

32.40%

36.60%

36.90%

Not very important

53

1143

12557

23.50%

24.70%

24.90%

Moderately important

55

835

9311

24.40%

18.00%

18.50%

Very important

22

497

5056

9.70%

10.70%

10.00%

Extremely important

22

452

4826

9.70%

9.70%

9.50%

Total

225

4617

50324

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

10g. Importance: Access course website or syllabi

My Institution

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Not at all important

28

894

3973

10.20%

7.40%

7.80%

Not very important

27

765

3763

9.80%

6.30%

7.40%

Moderately important

69

2264

11254

25.20%

18.90%

22.20%

Very important

65

2990

13794

23.80%

24.90%

27.30%

Extremely important

84

5056

17696

30.70%

42.20%

35.00%

Total

273

11969

50480

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%

 

 

 

 

10h. Importance: Access course or learning management system

My Institution

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Not at all important

8

1487

5577

5.10%

11.70%

11.00%

Not very important

16

1250

4551

10.30%

9.80%

8.90%

Moderately important

43

2779

10393

27.90%

21.80%

20.50%

Very important

41

3070

12016

26.60%

24.10%

23.70%

Extremely important

46

4110

18152

29.80%

32.30%

35.80%

Total

154

12696

50689

100.00%

100.00%

100.00%