Studying Digital Collections and Users
The goal of this research project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is to learn more about how undergraduates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) use digital resources and what impact this has on their learning. For the purposes of this study, digital resources are understood very broadly to include a wide variety of digital materials, including simulations, animations, video, audio, online data sets as well as more conventional print and image collections found online. In addition, we are interested in how students understand and use collections of digital materials (such as those in the National Science Digital Library). The PI for this grant was Glenda Morgan, E-Learning Strategist in the Office of the CIO.
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(2014-10-17)Survey instrument to assess student use of digital resources
Technical Report: Results From the Study: Student Use of Digital Learning Materials: implications for the NSDL (2014-09-29)Summary of results of study into how students use and learn from digital learning resources and collections of learning resources
(2013-10-15)Poster at Educause Annual Conference 2013 on a study exploring how students use digital learning resources
(2012-03-26)Presentation given at the annual Educause Midwest Regional Conference, March 2012