Every year, the annual Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR) study of undergraduate students and information technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. ECAR asks students about the technology they own and how they use it in and out of their academic world. Included in the 2011 data are responses from 617 OSU students.
As a group the OSU students own:
- Desktop – 35.7%
- Laptop – 93.7%
- Netbook – 12.5%
- eReader – 8.2%
- Handheld device (phone/smartphone) – 60.2%
How can the university take advantage of the fact that students are so well-equipped technologically?