ACC roundtable lunch Nov 2

ACC, your Academic Computing Committee, is hosting a November 2 lunch event in Maas Auditorium. Faculty and staff are asked to go through the Phelps cafeteria line and indicate you are with the ACC group in order to get your free lunch. The event is scheduled for 11:00 AM – 12:50 PM and is come-and-go as you wish. The event is designed to promote a campus-wide discussion of technology resources for teaching, learning, and research in order to assess the adequacy of current support and prioritize efforts for the future. Let your Academic Computing Committee know how best it can serve you and your needs.

Annual campus computing survey reveals support for OER

New data from the 2015 Campus Computing Survey reveal that college and university CIOs and senior IT officers believe that digital technologies do (or will) have a significant impact on student learning and outcomes. Almost all (94 percent) of the fall 2015 survey participants, who represent 417 two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities, agree or strongly agree that “digital curricular resources make learning more efficient and effective for students.” Similarly, most (87 percent) report that “digital curricular resources provide a richer and more personalized learning experience than traditional print materials.” Finally, the survey participants also overwhelmingly agree (96 percent) that “adaptive learning technology has great potential to improve learning outcomes for students.” Across all segments and sectors, from community colleges to research universities, the numbers expressing support for the benefits of digital resources are very high on these three survey items.

Yet even as CIOs express great confidence about the impact and benefit of digital curricular resources, the current deployment numbers are low: survey participants estimate that just a tenth (10 percent) of general education courses make use of educational courseware, and just 4 percent of developmental and general education classes utilize adaptive learning technologies.

2015 Campus Computing Survey from the Campus Computing Project (

Coverage also in the Chronicle of Higher Education
Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials
October 29, 2015