At UVic, we wanted to gain a better understanding of the technology devices students bring and use at campus, so we surveyed students to gather data on the ownership and/or usage of: laptops, cellphones, tablets, email, collaborative document editing, desktop video, note taking, file backup, printing, and social-media. Our project goals included:

  • Discover technologies students were bringing with them to school and their use
  • Explore ways to use personal technology for research and engaging instruction
  • Identify means to provide equitable access to technologies for students who cannot afford to purchase it for themselves

By the end of the session, participants will have a clear view of the technologies UVic students bring with them to school, as well as some potential ways those tools can be leveraged to provide more engaging instruction and better services to students.


Marcus Greenshields

Manager of Computer Help Desk, University of Victoria

Rich McCue

Systems Administrator of Library Systems, University of Victoria

In-In Po

Assessment and Statistics Analyst of Library Systems, University of Victoria