Student Use of Technology Study

Speak Your Mind! | Complete survey by April 1st for a chance to win a $50 or $100 Amazon Gift Card! Go to utrgv.edu/it/techstudy | Approved by Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects 

All UTRGV undergraduate students are invited to participate in a student technology survey. This is your chance to tell us about the technology services at UTRGV.

Complete the survey for a chance to win a $50 or $100 Amazon gift card!

Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary and the survey is anonymous. We estimate it will take about 30 minutes to complete the survey. You will be given an opportunity to provide your email address, which will be separated from your survey responses, in order to be entered into a drawing to win either a $50 or $100 Amazon gift card. We encourage you to participate.

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Survey link: 

The survey is open until April 1, 2019.

We want to improve your student experience with information technology in higher education. The survey results will assist us to better serve you by planning for your technology needs at UTRGV.

Did You Know?

According to the 2018 student responses:

  • While laptops, hybrids, desktops, and smartphones continue to be rated as very to extremely important to student success, the importance of these devices differs considerably by student demographics. Generally, women, students of color, students with disabilities, first-generation students, and students who come from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds see their devices as significantly more important to their success than do their counterparts. 
  • A majority of students continue to express preferences for learning environments that fall somewhere on the “blended” continuum (from mostly face-to-face to mostly online). While a plurality (38%) of students prefer fully face-to-face classroom environments, students who have taken some fully online courses are significantly more likely to prefer blended environments and less likely to prefer purely face-to-face courses. 

For more information, view the 2018 Student Technology Study Infographic or download the 2018 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology Report

If you have any questions or problems, please contact ecarsurvey@educause.edu.

Thank you for your participation and good luck!

PLEASE NOTE: This study has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Protection (IRB). If you have any questions about your rights as a participant, or if you feel that your rights as a participant were not adequately met by the researcher, please contact the IRB at (956) 665-2889 or irb@utrgv.edu.