Measuring Technologies Value to Learning
Abstract: Measuring Technologies Value to Learning (MTVL) is a new survey instrument designed to collect data on the value learners place in a self-assessment of technologies and in some cases, the processes they facilitate. The survey shifts from existing surveys that focus on the value of these items to teaching or that measure the frequency of personal use found in some surveys. MTVL references current instruments such as those for TPACK, Speak Up, Educause, and LoTi as well as locally developed surveys used in some high schools as of 2013. This article reports on the developmental process and findings from the initial implementation of MTVL in early 2014 that show how respondents made up of 93% undergraduates in their first three years of college, 80% female, and between ages 18 to 25 in an n of 151 ranked word processing as the number one technology for learning and different uses of Power Point ranked numbers two and three.