Developing metrics for analyzing IT supported student-teacher interaction in higher education
Abstract: Widespread use of technology is changing the way we work, learn, and communicate. In higher education, technology has had, and no question will continue to have, a significant impact on how teaching is conducted and also the conditions for learning. In general, we like to think that the adoption of IT in higher education is increasing, and we also acknowledge that there are significant differences between countries, schools, and teachers. But how can we operationalize and measure the use of IT? In this paper we want to initialize a discussion of how to develop relevant metrics for teachers’ use of IT for interaction with students. The discussion is based on an ongoing survey of the use of IT in Higher Education at two Swedish Universities.