Student Experiences with Information Technology and their Relationship to Other Aspects of Student Engagement

Thomas F. Nelson Laird
George D. Kuh



Information technology, Student engagement, Effective educational practices, Teaching and learning, National Survey of Student Engagement


There are a great number of studies that show a correlation between the use of educational technology and student engagement in higher education. Using data from the 2003 NSSE, the authors found that students involved with classroom related technologies, such as having an instructor who uses technology or students who use technology to complete course assignments, reported higher levels of active and collaborative learning.

APA Citation

Laird, T., & Kuh, G. (2005). Student experiences with information technology and their relationship to other aspects of student engagement. Research in Higher Education, 46(2), 211-233.

About the Study

Links to Article
Mode Technology-enhanced
Publication Type Journal Article
In Publication Research in Higher Education
Type of Research Quantitative
Research Design
Intervention/Areas of Study
Level of Analysis Student-level
Specific Populations Examined Undergraduates
Peer-Reviewed Yes
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics
Outcome Variables of Interest
Student Sample Size 500 +
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