Time for Class Toolkit

Data

Online learning Higher education Attitudes/Benefits/Challenges

The majority of students prefer hybrid learning experiences that blend face-to-face and online instruction, but show a clear preference for significant face-to-face time.

70% of students prefer completely or mostly face-to-face instruction, while 55% of students prefer hybrid learning environments incorporating both face-to-face and digital instruction. Both face-to-face and hybrid learning create opportunities for digital learning technology; the challenge for institutions is to incorporate technology in ways that are meaningful and additive to the course and classroom experience.

Sample Size:
1,639 administrators and 2,459 faculty members at 1,624 unique postsecondary institutions. 50,000 students across the United States (data from EDUCAUSE’s ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2018).
Sample Description:

1,639 administrators and 2,459 faculty members at 1,624 unique postsecondary institutions. 50,000 students across the United States (data from EDUCAUSE’s ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2018).

Digital Learning Technologies Higher education Usage: Current and Past

Faculty and students agree that using technology to enhance and engage in learning is most common but differ on social and collaboration use.

Time for Class 2019 asked faculty members about instructional technologies they use frequently in the classroom. The 2018 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology asked students about the ways they are encouraged to use technology in the classroom. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of faculty report that they use technology in most courses and an even higher percentage of students (85%) agree that they are typically encouraged to use technology by faculty. Faculty are more likely to say that they use technology within the classroom setting – e.g. “technology to engage students in the learning process” and “technology during class to enhance learning with additional materials.” By comparison, students are more likely to report that they are encouraged to use “social learning and collaboration tools” outside of the classroom setting.

[Faculty Question: “Which of the following statements, if any, describe your instructional practice in most courses? Please select all that apply.” Student Question: “Thinking about your college/university experiences within the past 12 months, rate your level of agreement with the following statements: My instructors typically encourage…”]

Sample Size:
1,639 administrators and 2,459 faculty members at 1,624 unique postsecondary institutions. 50,000 students across the United States (data from EDUCAUSE’s ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2018).
Sample Description:

1,639 administrators and 2,459 faculty members at 1,624 unique postsecondary institutions. 50,000 students across the United States (data from EDUCAUSE’s ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2018).

Sample: 

1,639 administrators and 2,459 faculty members at 1,624 unique postsecondary institutions. 50,000 students across the United States (data from EDUCAUSE’s ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2018).

Citation: 

Tyton Partners & the Babson Survey Research Group (2019). Time for Class Toolkit

Publish Year: 
2019