Teaching and Learning Research

UW-IT uses a user-centered approach to investigate the technology and support needs of the UW's faculty, researchers, students, and staff, providing data to help the University make informed decisions in these areas. Projects employ both quantitative and qualitative methods, integrating data from multiple sources (surveys, focus groups, interviews, usability studies, usage logs) to better understand the UW community.

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Campus Reports

MyUW Annual Usage Report, 2012-2013

Ammy Phuwanartnurak, Katherine Kwong, April 2013.   Download Report   View Slide Show of Report Highlights

Lecture Capture at the UW: Results from 2013-2014 Needs Assessment and Panopto Pilot

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Students Bring Their Own Devices: Findings from the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research 2013 Survey

Cara Giacomini, Henry Lyle, and Robyn Foshee, February 2014. View Report

Exploring eTextbooks at the University of Washington: What We Learned and What is Next

Cara Giacomini, Peter Wallis, Henry Lyle, Wren Haaland, Keesha Davis, and Dan Comden, August 2013.   View/Download Report    Project Information

Coursera at the UW: The Challenges, Benefits, and Surprises of Teaching a MOOC

Janice Fournier, August 2013.   View/Download Report

Canvas 2013: Evaluation Report

Bayta L. Maring and Angela Davis-Unger, Office of Educational Assessment, July 2013.  View/Download Report

An Assessment of Two eTextbook Platforms at the University of Washington: Preliminary Report

Cara Giacomini, Wren Haaland, Henry Lyle, Peter Wallis, November 2012.   View/Download Report

Improving the Student Experience: Assessment of the 2011-2012 Tegrity Lecture Capture Rollout

Cara Giacomini, Greg Koester, Henry Lyle, Heidi Stahl, November 2012.   View/Download Report

Developing a Context-Specific Measure of Technological Expertise

Cara Giacomini, Henry Lyle, William Wynn, October 2012.   View/Download Report

Canvas LMS Pilot 2011-2012

Janice Fournier, Ammy Phuwanartnurak, Bayta Maring, May 2012.   View/Download Report

Tegrity Winter 2012 Report

Cara Giacomini, Heidi Stahl, William Wynn, May 2012.   View/Download Report

Improving the MyUW Student Experience

Karin Roberts, Ammy Phuwanartnurak, William Wynn, Cara Giacomini, April 2012.   View/Download Report

2011 Surveys on Learning and Scholarly Technologies: Final Report

Cara Giacomini, Henry Lyle, William Wynn, Heidi Stahl, Lillian Hankins, March 2012.   View/Download Report

Amazon Web Services: Survey Results

Cara Giacomini, Henry Lyle, August 2011.    View/Download Report

Mobile Teaching and Learning Research Project: MLIS Focus Group Summary

Cara Giacomini, Janice Fournier, William Wynn, January 2011.   View/Download Report

Understanding UW Students' Technology Needs

Janice Fournier, Cara Giacomini, Siobhan Mattison, September 2010.   View/Download Report

Usage of General-Access Computing Centers and Workstations

Cara Giacomini, August 2010.   View/Download Report

Student IT Strategy Report

IT Strategy for Students Advisory Committee, July 2010.  View/Download Report

Student Use of Mobile Devices: Findings from the 2009 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology

Cara Giacomini, July 2010.   View/Download Report

Designing Campus Learning Spaces: A Report on Students' Current and Future Needs

Janice Fournier, Cara Giacomini, Henry Lyle, March 2010.   View/Download Report

2008 Surveys on Learning and Scholarly Technologies: Final Report

Cara Giacomini, Henry Lyle, Janice Fournier & Claire Connell, April 2009.   View/Download Report

Conversations with the University of Washington's Research Leaders: Final Report

Janice Fournier, Greg Koester, Cara Giacomini, Tom Lewis, William Washington, February 2009.  View/Download Report

Transitioning from Paper to Electronic Portfolios in Beginning Composition

Cara Giacomini, Janice Fournier, November 2006.   View/Download Report

Podcasting: Evaluation of Year One

Cara Giacomini, October 2006.   View/Download Report

Coming Soon: Visual Consistency in the Catalyst Web Tools

Janice Fournier, William Washington, September 2006.   View/Download Report

Educational Technology at the University of Washington: Report of the 2005 Instructor and Student Surveys

Cara Giacomini, Greg Yamashiro, February 2006.   View/Download Report

Podcasting at the UW: An Evaluation of Current Use

Cara Giacomini, February 2006.   View/Download Report

Electronic Portfolios: What a Contest Can Teach us about Student Use

Janice Fournier & Cara Giacomini, September 2005.   View/Download Report

 

Publications

Obstacles and supports related to the use of educational technologies: the role of technological expertise, gender, and age

Cara Giacomini and Henry Lyle, August 2010. Journal of Computing in Higher Education   Article

Scientific Advances and Information Technology: Meeting Researchers’ Needs in a New Era of Discovery

Cara Giacomini, Janice Fournier and Tom Lewis, with Greg Koester, Ed Lazowska, Erik Lundberg, Henry Lyle III, and William Washington, June 2010. ECAR Case Study   Article

Imagining All of Campus as a Learning Space

Cara Giacomini, 2010. Educause Quarterly, 33 (3)   Article

The Differing Technology Support Needs of Beginner and Expert Users: Survey Findings from the University of Washington

Cara Giacomini and Henry Lyle, 2009.   Article 

Information Technologies for eScience: A Preliminary Report from the University of Washington

Louis Fox, Cara Giacomini, Ed Lazowksa, with Janice Fournier, Greg Koester, and William Washington, March 2009. ECAR Research Bulletin.   Article

A Catalyst Without a Mandate: Building an ePortfolio Culture at the University of Washington

Tom Lewis and Janice Fournier, 2008. In D. Cambridge, B.L. Cambridge, & K.B. Yancey (Eds.) Electronic portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact. Sterling: Stylus Publishing.    Book

Technology and Change

Cara Giacomini, 2008. In D. Cambridge, B.L. Cambridge, & K.B. Yancey (Eds.) Electronic portfolios 2.0: Emergent Research on Implementation and Impact. Sterling: Stylus Publishing.    Book

Connections: Newsletter of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research

Cara Giacomini and Tracy Penny Light (Eds.), 2008.   Report 1   Report 2   Report 3

Internet2 and Libraries: Serving Your Communities at the Speed of Light

James Werle and Louis Fox, November 2007. Information Today, Inc.   Paper

The Journey to Best Practices: Results of a Two-Year Study of ePortfolio Implementation in Beginning Composition Courses

Janice Fournier, Cara Giacomini, Steven Corbett, June 2007. ED-MEDIA 2007 World Conference on Education Multimedia, Hypermedia, & Telecommunications Proceedings.   Presentation   Paper

Searching for Word(s): Common Preconceptions about Writing Technologies

Cara Giacomini, June 2005. ED-MEDIA 2005 World Conference on Education Multimedia, Hypermedia, & Telecommunications Proceedings (2005):3215-3222.   Paper

Imaging, Security, Configuration, and Maintenance for the Masses

Brandon Koeller & Karalee Woody, November 2005. SIGUCCS 2005 Annual Conference.   Paper  Presentation

Mapping the Changing Technological Landscape: Faculty and Student Surveys on Educational Technology

Cara Giacomini, Karalee Woody, and Greg Yamashiro, November 2005. SIGUCCS 2005 Fall Conference Proceedings (2005):154-159.   Paper     Presentation

Presentations and Posters

Poster Session: Experimenting with Technology

Cara Giacomini, Heidi Stahl, Henry Lyle, William Wynn, & Sergei Larionov, April 2012, UW Teaching & Learning Symposium.   Poster

Poster Session: Enhancing the Student Experience: Canvas, eTexts, and Tegrity

Cara Giacomini, Heidi Stahl, April 2012, UW Teaching & Learning Symposium.   Poster

Poster Session: Working with the UW Community to Create a New ePortfolio Solution

Cara Giacomini, William Wynn, Heidi Stahl, April 2011, UW Teaching & Learning Symposium.   Poster

A New Direction in Student Computing: Developing Spaces and Services to Meet Students' Evolving Needs

Lane, C.A. (2010). EDUCAUSE Annual Conference: The Best Thinking in Higher Ed IT, Anaheim, CA.  Poster

New Directions in General-Access Computing

Cara Giacomini, Henry Lyle, 2010. Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference hosted by the University of Hawaii.  Presentation

Campus Learning Spaces -- Research Findings & Real Applications at the UW

Janice Fournier, April, 2010. LST Spark Session.   Presentation

Learning and Scholarly Technologies at the University of Washington: Faculty, Teaching Assistant, and Student Surveys

Cara Giacomini, Henry Lyle, Claire Connell, & Janice Fournier, April 2009. CIDR Teaching and Learning Symposium 2009.   Poster

Online Course Management with Catalyst CommonView and GradeBook

Karin Roberts, April 2009. CIDR Teaching and Learning Symposium 2009.   Poster

Technologies for Teaching and Learning: What do UW Faculty, TAs, and Students Want, Use, and Need?

Janice Fournier & Cara Giacomini, March 2009. LST Spark Session.  Presentation  Audio

Conversations with the University of Washington's Research Leaders

Janice Fournier, Tom Lewis & William Washington, February 2009. LST Spark Session.   Presentation Audio

Rapid Research in the Educational Technology Development Process

Cara Giacomini, April 2008. ACM SIGUCCS Management Symposium 2008.   Presentation
LST Researchers Present at ED-MEDIA World Conference on Differing Technology Support Needs of Beginner and Expert Users
Cara Giacomini and Henry Lyle, October, 2009.   Video 1  Video 2   Video 3

Poster Session: Adventures in ePortfolioland

Janice Fournier, Cara Giacomini, Steven Corbett, Kelly Reinhard, and Laura Baldwin, April 2007. CIDR Teaching and Learning Symposium.   Presentation

Podcasting: A Panel Discussion

Cara Giacomini, March 2007. Catalyst Spark Session.  Presentation

The Wireless Classroom

Cara Giacomini, January 2007. Catalyst Spark Session.  Presentation

Poster Session: Podcasting

Cara Giacomini & Roberta Hopkin, April 2006. UW Teaching and Learning Symposium.  Poster

Poster Session: ePortfolios

Cara Giacomini, Janice Fournier, & Steven Corbett, April 2006. UW Teaching and Learning Symposium.  Poster

Results from the 2005 Faculty and Student Surveys on Educational Technology

Cara Giacomini, April 2006. Catalyst Spark Session.  Presentation

A Profile of Student Use of Educational Technology at the University of Washington

Bill Corrigan & Karalee Woody, January 2006. ELI Annual Meeting.  Poster 1    Poster 2

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