Dartmouth Author Contributes to Information Technology Study

Director of Learning and Technology for the Master of Health Care Delivery Science program Joshua Kim is the author of an introductory chapter of a new EDUCAUSE report on information technology use among undergraduates. (photo © Geoff Hansen)

The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010 is the seventh annual survey of how undergraduate students interact with information technology conducted by the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR). EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association that studies and promotes the productive use of information technology in higher education. The goal of the study is to illuminate how information technology affects the college experience. This year's edition reports on a spring 2010 survey of nearly 40,000 freshmen and seniors at 127 institutions. ECAR Fellow Joshua Kim, PhD, who serves as director of learning and technology for the Master of Health Care Delivery Science Program at Dartmouth, wrote Chapter 2, “Following Their Lead: An Introduction.” Kim is also the author of the “Technology and Education” blog published by Inside Higher Ed.