[Asis-l] Social Networking On Campus : ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology 2008

gerrymck gerry.mckiernan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 20:16:11 EDT 2008


The 2008 edition of the _ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and
Information Technology_ that was released this week includes extensive
data and analyses on the use of Social Networking Sites and Services by
Higher Ed Citizens.


The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology,
2008 (ID: ERS0808)

Gail Salaway (EDUCAUSE) and Judith Borreson Caruso (University of
Wisconsin-Madison) /With: Mark R. Nelson (NACS) / Introduction by:
Nicole Ellison (Michigan State University)

Documents Contributed by ECAR, Research Studies (10/21/2008)

Abstract: This 2008 ECAR research study is a longitudinal extension of
the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 ECAR studies of students and information
technology. The study is based on quantitative data from a spring 2008
survey of 27,317 freshmen and seniors at 90 four-year institutions and
eight two-year institutions; student focus groups that included input
from 75 students at four institutions; and analysis of qualitative data
from 5,877 written responses to open-ended questions. In addition to
studying student ownership, experience, behaviors, preferences, and
skills with respect to information technologies, the 2008 study also

A Special Focus on Student Participation in Social Networking Sites

I have profiled the report with Table of Contents / Appendices / Extras
and Associated Links at

[ http://tinyurl.com/2mxohr ]



Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011

gerrymck at iastate.edu

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