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The survey was about the use of

technology in the classroom and how

students felt towards it. 34 people
responded to the survey at the time
this analysis was conducted. There
were 18 questions total in the survey
and each question had multiple
answers to choose from. The majority
of responders (47.1 %) believed that
use of technology is necessary in the
classroom and a small minority
(5.90%) believed that use of technology shouldnt be allowed during class time.
Out of those that believed technology
can be implanted in a classroom setting
a whopping majority (91.2%) preferred
the use of a laptop over other items
such as smartphones or tablets. The
best reason for using technology
according to the 34 responses was note
taking, although almost 45% believed
that technology provides creative
outlets for professors and students that
can cater to a wide variety of learning
styles. Another important take away from the survey is that the majority of
responses indicated that classrooms have already implemented the use of
technology in the classroom setting.
Another form of technology that is used by students but mainly for the professors
purposes is in-class response systems, such as clickers. The survey asked what
these devices are used for in a classroom setting and the majority of responses said
it was utilized for attendance, and the second highest percentage of responses
indicated that clickers were used for quizzes. 14.7% of responses said that they
dont even use clickers and a small minority of just 2.9% of responses said that
clickers were used for opinions and discussion points. Based on the results, it seems
that clickers merely offer a convenience for professors to save money on paper and
to see which students are interested in the course rather than being used an
extension of the classroom to reinforce and further student learning. This conclusion
is also based off the fact that the majority of responders dont even like the use of
clickers. This clearly means that either clickers are obsolete or that they arent used
to their full potential.
The most notable question on the survey regarded the intake of knowledge. The
intake of technology is the single key factor that determines the future of the use of
technology, because there is no purpose of utilizing technology if it doesnt help
students to retain the knowledge and expand on it. 55.9% said that it betters
student learning but a good chunk of responses (41.2%) said that technology had
no effect on student learning. This divide presented in the graph to the right agrees
with the 20.6% of responses that said technology allows students to approach
learning through mediums which they
are comfortable with; everyone learns
differently. This information provides
evidence that not everyone is on board
with the use of technology but
technology does have the potential to
better student learning. In the survey, it
is asked how students learn from one
another, and most chose student
collaboration as opposed to simply
viewing how another student solves a problem. This serves to provide further
evidence that learning isnt permitted to just one traditional route of taking in
information, but rather endless combinations of different learning styles that all
culminate to cater to each and every individual.