Student Use of Digital Resources: Implications for Learning and Technology Support

Tuesday, February 05 | 11:30AM–12:15PM | Governor's Square 15
Session Type: Professional Development

We will report the results of two extensive rounds of qualitative research and a large national survey of undergraduates about their information-seeking behavior and the use of technology to support their learning. Based on the data collected in these iterative rounds of data gathering, we have developed a four-part typology of student information seeking and technology use. In this session, we will describe the characteristics of these types and the implications for support of teaching and learning using technology.

Learning Objectives:
* Learn about the current state of research regarding technology and information-seeking research by undergraduate students
* Understand the types of methods used to gather data about student information seeking and technology
* Use and start to think about how similar methods might be employed on your campus to understand the types of students you have and how best to support them
* Develop a critical appreciation of the implications of the model of student information seeking and technology use and what it means for your institution


  • Charles Dziuban

    Director RITE, University of Central Florida
  • Flora McMartin

    Consultant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Morgan Morgan

    Sr Research Director, Analyst, Gartner Inc
  • Josh Morrill

  • Patsy Moskal

    Director, RITE, University of Central Florida

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