Building Technology Competency: An Evidence-Based Approach to Improving Student Technology Skills
A Student Resource Center was created at a medium-sized public comprehensive university in the Mid-West as a solution to lack of technology competency in the student body. This Student Resource Center was designed to provide technology skill training in select technology tools in use by faculty, staff, and students. The ADDIE model was used to build a curriculum of technology skill training for the current student body based on data collected from surveys sent to university alumni, faculty, and students in addition to employers who hire a large number of university graduates. Participants were asked to identify the technology skills needed or learned during the time at the university and technology skills needed upon entering the work place. Results of the study indicated that alumni and students felt they needed additional technology training and that employers found new hires generally lacking in technology competency.
Journal of Formative Design in Learning
King, H., Miller, C. L., & Bayerl, J. (2017). Building technology competency: An evidence-based approach to improving student technology skills. Journal of Formative Design in Learning, 1, 45-55. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41686-017-0001-5
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