Author ORCID Identifier

Ana-Paula Correia: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0806-7835


This study examines the perceptions of educational technology use among college students at a small liberal arts university in the United States. Using institutional data analytics, 34,480 survey responses were analyzed to understand how students perceive the use of technology in the classroom and its relationship with teaching methods, progress on learning objectives, and course features. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were conducted, revealing a positive correlation between the use of educational technology and effective teaching methods, progress on learning objectives, and overall satisfaction with instructors and courses. However, it is important to note that the study is correlational in nature and cannot establish causality. Further research is needed to fully understand the impact of educational technology on teaching and learning in higher education, specifically the potential benefits of using technology to support collaboration among students.

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Contribution Statements

Both authors contributed to the implementation of this study. KG designed the methodology and collected and analyzed most of the data. APC conceptualized the study and co-wrote the literature review, method, results, discussion, and conclusion section. APC also worked with KG on data analysis and interpretation of results. KG produced all of the graphs and tables as well as assisted with the formulation of the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Availability of Data and Material

The data will be shared upon request. Currently is not available in any publicly available repositories.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

The authors have no relevant financial or non-financial interests to disclose.

Funding Statement

No funding was received for conducting this study.

Ethics Approval Statement

This study was approved by Iowa State University’s Institutional Review Board.