ECAR Study of Students and Technology, 2016

Northland Community and Technical College Benchmarking Report


1.1. Age Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
18–24 259 6032 44303
57.7% 49.6% 76.3%
25 or older 190 6125 13743
42.3% 50.4% 23.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
449 12157 58046
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

1.2. Class standing Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Freshman or first-year student 120 3638 14189
26.7% 29.9% 24.4%
Sophomore or second-year student 148 4112 13266
33.0% 33.8% 22.9%
Junior or third-year student 64 1724 13675
14.3% 14.2% 23.6%
Senior or fourth-year student 57 894 11473
12.7% 7.4% 19.8%
Fifth-year student or beyond 21 489 3177
4.7% 4.0% 5.5%
Other type of undergraduate student 39 1300 2266
8.7% 10.7% 3.9%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
449 12157 58046
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.1. Number of internet-capable devices owned Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
None 3 86 428
0.7% 0.7% 0.7%
One 20 744 2254
4.5% 6.1% 3.9%
Two 117 3219 17733
26.1% 26.5% 30.6%
Three 143 3646 18939
31.8% 30.0% 32.7%
Four 71 1899 9291
15.8% 15.6% 16.0%
Five 36 914 3760
8.0% 7.5% 6.5%
Six or more 59 1638 5555
13.1% 13.5% 9.6%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
449 12146 57960
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.2a. Own: Laptop Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
No, don’t plan to purchase 7 579 1704
1.6% 4.8% 3.0%
No, plan to purchase 5 467 1226
1.1% 3.9% 2.1%
Yes, currently own 432 10985 54714
97.3% 91.3% 94.9%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 12031 57644
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.2a. Own: Tablet Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
No, don’t plan to purchase 112 3463 20200
28.5% 32.3% 39.1%
No, plan to purchase 25 581 2506
6.4% 5.4% 4.9%
Yes, currently own 256 6676 28921
65.1% 62.3% 56.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
393 10720 51627
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.2a. Own: Smartphone Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
No, don’t plan to purchase 7 385 1383
1.6% 3.2% 2.4%
No, plan to purchase 7 159 524
1.6% 1.3% 0.9%
Yes, currently own 430 11356 55404
96.8% 95.4% 96.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11900 57311
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.2a. Own: Wearable technology Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
No, don’t plan to purchase 169 5541 29358
46.8% 57.1% 61.5%
No, plan to purchase 53 1074 4802
14.7% 11.1% 10.1%
Yes, currently own 139 3084 13551
38.5% 31.8% 28.4%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
361 9699 47711
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.2a. Own: Gaming devices Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
No, don’t plan to purchase 115 3627 22656
30.2% 34.6% 44.8%
No, plan to purchase 12 269 1336
3.1% 2.6% 2.6%
Yes, currently own 254 6600 26587
66.7% 62.9% 52.6%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
381 10496 50579
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.2a. Own: Streaming media devices Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
No, don’t plan to purchase 182 5389 29933
49.9% 53.7% 61.5%
No, plan to purchase 24 560 2557
6.6% 5.6% 5.3%
Yes, currently own 159 4078 16176
43.6% 40.7% 33.2%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
365 10027 48666
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.2b. Laptop OS Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Windows 320 8131 33136
74.8% 74.2% 60.7%
Mac or OS X 84 2157 19004
19.6% 19.7% 34.8%
Chrome OS 13 410 1505
3.0% 3.7% 2.8%
Linux 3 67 421
0.7% 0.6% 0.8%
Other OS 4 54 152
0.9% 0.5% 0.3%
Don’t know 4 143 400
0.9% 1.3% 0.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
428 10962 54618
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.2b.1 Laptop touch screen Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
No 284 7750 40042
65.9% 70.7% 73.3%
Yes 147 3212 14568
34.1% 29.3% 26.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
431 10962 54610
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.2c. Tablet OS Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
iOS (iPad) 107 2703 14144
41.8% 40.5% 49.0%
Windows OS 41 1015 4306
16.0% 15.2% 14.9%
Android OS 63 2054 7056
24.6% 30.8% 24.4%
Fire OS 25 463 1847
9.8% 6.9% 6.4%
BlackBerry OS 0 5 20
0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Other OS 3 80 335
1.2% 1.2% 1.2%
Don’t know 17 348 1169
6.6% 5.2% 4.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
256 6668 28877
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.2c.1 Tablet keyboard or docking station Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
No 188 4662 19589
73.7% 70.0% 67.9%
Yes 67 1996 9255
26.3% 30.0% 32.1%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
255 6658 28844
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.2d. Smartphone type Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
iPhone 232 5305 33012
54.0% 46.8% 59.6%
Android phone 176 5575 20938
40.9% 49.1% 37.8%
Windows phone 5 153 600
1.2% 1.3% 1.1%
BlackBerry phone 0 15 58
0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Other smartphone 14 254 635
3.3% 2.2% 1.1%
Don’t know 3 41 101
0.7% 0.4% 0.2%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
430 11343 55344
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.2e. Wearable type(s) Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Fitness device 102 1978 8461
73.4% 64.6% 62.9%
Smart watch 22 643 3030
15.8% 21.0% 22.5%
Headset 24 893 3884
17.3% 29.1% 28.9%
Other, please specify 10 113 382
7.2% 3.7% 2.8%
Total respondent count 139 3064 13460

2.3. Device usage: Laptop Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Did not use at all 18 834 2120
4.0% 6.9% 3.7%
Used for at least one course 21 660 2004
4.7% 5.5% 3.5%
Used for about half of my courses 32 845 3217
7.2% 7.0% 5.6%
Used for most of my courses 75 2167 11679
16.8% 18.0% 20.2%
Used for all my courses 300 7555 38723
67.3% 62.6% 67.1%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
446 12061 57743
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.3. Device usage: Tablet Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Did not use at all 262 6652 32353
65.0% 61.0% 60.8%
Used for at least one course 55 1518 7518
13.6% 13.9% 14.1%
Used for about half of my courses 41 915 4541
10.2% 8.4% 8.5%
Used for most of my courses 16 805 4028
4.0% 7.4% 7.6%
Used for all my courses 29 1018 4762
7.2% 9.3% 9.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
403 10908 53202
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.3. Device usage: Smartphone Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Did not use at all 117 3079 10729
27.0% 26.3% 18.9%
Used for at least one course 97 2770 13472
22.4% 23.7% 23.7%
Used for about half of my courses 71 1784 10373
16.4% 15.3% 18.3%
Used for most of my courses 59 1574 9507
13.6% 13.5% 16.7%
Used for all my courses 89 2481 12689
20.6% 21.2% 22.4%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
433 11688 56770
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.3. Device usage: Wearable technology Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Did not use at all 364 9810 48647
93.1% 92.7% 93.2%
Used for at least one course 14 411 1807
3.6% 3.9% 3.5%
Used for about half of my courses 5 116 633
1.3% 1.1% 1.2%
Used for most of my courses 1 95 427
0.3% 0.9% 0.8%
Used for all my courses 7 156 692
1.8% 1.5% 1.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
391 10588 52206
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.4. Academic success: Laptop Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Not at all important 2 46 164
0.5% 0.4% 0.3%
Not very important 8 171 634
1.9% 1.6% 1.2%
Moderately important 21 719 2865
5.0% 6.6% 5.3%
Very important 67 1934 8961
16.1% 17.8% 16.5%
Extremely important 318 7975 41611
76.4% 73.5% 76.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
416 10845 54235
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.4. Academic success: Tablet Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Not at all important 15 229 1235
10.6% 5.4% 6.0%
Not very important 33 901 4833
23.4% 21.4% 23.4%
Moderately important 50 1319 6522
35.5% 31.3% 31.5%
Very important 19 835 3796
13.5% 19.8% 18.4%
Extremely important 24 925 4292
17.0% 22.0% 20.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
141 4209 20678
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.4. Academic success: Smartphone Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Not at all important 10 266 1487
3.2% 3.1% 3.3%
Not very important 56 1527 8750
17.8% 18.1% 19.2%
Moderately important 110 2744 14876
34.9% 32.4% 32.6%
Very important 68 1763 9576
21.6% 20.8% 21.0%
Extremely important 71 2158 10925
22.5% 25.5% 24.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
315 8458 45614
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.4. Academic success: Wearable technology Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Not at all important 5 133 641
18.5% 17.3% 18.3%
Not very important 7 254 1214
25.9% 33.1% 34.6%
Moderately important 11 196 864
40.7% 25.5% 24.6%
Very important 1 83 354
3.7% 10.8% 10.1%
Extremely important 3 102 439
11.1% 13.3% 12.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
27 768 3512
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.5. Handheld importance: Administrative Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Not at all important 32 1018 4130
7.3% 8.8% 7.4%
Not very important 80 1677 8782
18.3% 14.5% 15.6%
Moderately important 97 2824 13629
22.2% 24.3% 24.3%
Very important 105 2702 12516
24.0% 23.3% 22.3%
Extremely important 123 3384 17121
28.1% 29.2% 30.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
437 11605 56178
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

2.5. Handheld importance: Academic Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Not at all important 23 578 1825
5.3% 5.0% 3.2%
Not very important 37 925 3711
8.5% 8.0% 6.6%
Moderately important 97 2613 11786
22.2% 22.5% 21.0%
Very important 123 3191 15875
28.1% 27.5% 28.3%
Extremely important 157 4305 22981
35.9% 37.1% 40.9%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
437 11612 56178
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.1. Overall technology experience Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Poor 11 217 1241
2.5% 1.8% 2.1%
Fair 19 658 3682
4.2% 5.4% 6.4%
Neutral 48 1405 7490
10.7% 11.6% 12.9%
Good 218 5911 30701
48.7% 48.7% 53.0%
Excellent 144 3797 14396
32.1% 31.3% 24.9%
Don’t know 8 152 411
1.8% 1.3% 0.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
448 12140 57921
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.2. Wireless experience: Reliable access to Wi-Fi in student housing/dormitories Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Poor 13 419 5391
2.9% 3.5% 9.3%
Fair 11 451 5975
2.5% 3.7% 10.4%
Neutral 35 1086 6869
7.8% 9.0% 11.9%
Good 56 1632 11480
12.6% 13.6% 19.9%
Excellent 51 1357 6083
11.4% 11.3% 10.5%
N/A 280 7092 21881
62.8% 58.9% 37.9%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
446 12037 57679
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.2. Wireless experience: Reliable access to Wi-Fi in campus libraries Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Poor 12 428 2423
2.7% 3.5% 4.2%
Fair 17 728 4626
3.8% 6.0% 8.0%
Neutral 36 1103 5907
8.0% 9.1% 10.2%
Good 149 3708 21143
33.3% 30.7% 36.6%
Excellent 156 3905 17657
34.8% 32.4% 30.6%
N/A 78 2199 5968
17.4% 18.2% 10.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
448 12071 57724
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.2. Wireless experience: Reliable access to Wi-Fi in classroom/instructional spaces Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Poor 25 873 3818
5.6% 7.2% 6.6%
Fair 38 1147 7171
8.5% 9.5% 12.4%
Neutral 50 1329 7830
11.2% 11.0% 13.6%
Good 158 3994 22281
35.3% 33.1% 38.6%
Excellent 127 3359 13358
28.3% 27.8% 23.1%
N/A 50 1372 3257
11.2% 11.4% 5.6%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
448 12074 57715
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.2. Wireless experience: Ease of login to Wi-Fi network Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Poor 13 735 3964
2.9% 6.1% 6.9%
Fair 36 1021 6794
8.1% 8.5% 11.8%
Neutral 54 1393 8160
12.1% 11.5% 14.1%
Good 166 3927 21078
37.1% 32.5% 36.5%
Excellent 139 3779 14857
31.1% 31.3% 25.7%
N/A 39 1215 2849
8.7% 10.1% 4.9%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
447 12070 57702
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.2. Wireless experience: Network performance Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Poor 28 849 5734
6.3% 7.0% 9.9%
Fair 48 1331 9070
10.7% 11.0% 15.7%
Neutral 54 1657 9794
12.1% 13.7% 17.0%
Good 166 4239 20448
37.1% 35.1% 35.4%
Excellent 111 2884 10003
24.8% 23.9% 17.3%
N/A 41 1126 2683
9.2% 9.3% 4.6%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
448 12086 57732
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.3. Simultaneously connected devices Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
I don’t visit campus. 39 1049 2649
8.7% 8.6% 4.6%
None 15 681 1188
3.3% 5.6% 2.1%
One 133 5201 14244
29.6% 42.9% 24.6%
Two 240 4584 33033
53.5% 37.8% 57.0%
Three 12 402 5199
2.7% 3.3% 9.0%
Four 7 61 801
1.6% 0.5% 1.4%
Five 1 18 208
0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
Six or more 0 55 366
0.0% 0.5% 0.6%
Don’t know 2 83 218
0.4% 0.7% 0.4%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
449 12134 57906
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.4. Time spent online: Online research/homework Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
None 4 106 256
0.9% 0.9% 0.4%
Less than 1 hour 44 999 3413
9.8% 8.3% 5.9%
1–2 hours 184 4438 19254
41.1% 36.7% 33.3%
3–4 hours 139 4464 23649
31.0% 36.9% 40.9%
5–8 hours 58 1577 8534
12.9% 13.0% 14.8%
More than 8 hours 19 522 2660
4.2% 4.3% 4.6%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
448 12106 57766
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.4. Time spent online: Social media Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
None 24 1254 3984
5.4% 10.4% 6.9%
Less than 1 hour 126 3957 15630
28.3% 32.9% 27.1%
1–2 hours 184 4198 21641
41.3% 34.9% 37.6%
3–4 hours 83 1866 11633
18.7% 15.5% 20.2%
5–8 hours 23 541 3403
5.2% 4.5% 5.9%
More than 8 hours 5 219 1321
1.1% 1.8% 2.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12035 57612
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.4. Time spent online: Streaming video Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
None 118 2737 8807
26.6% 23.0% 15.4%
Less than 1 hour 165 4022 17713
37.2% 33.7% 30.9%
1–2 hours 85 3035 17610
19.2% 25.5% 30.7%
3–4 hours 54 1497 9563
12.2% 12.6% 16.7%
5–8 hours 17 456 2723
3.8% 3.8% 4.7%
More than 8 hours 4 178 913
0.9% 1.5% 1.6%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11925 57329
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.4. Time spent online: Online gaming Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
None 287 7437 36653
65.2% 62.5% 64.1%
Less than 1 hour 86 2100 9661
19.5% 17.6% 16.9%
1–2 hours 43 1382 6403
9.8% 11.6% 11.2%
3–4 hours 15 661 3099
3.4% 5.6% 5.4%
5–8 hours 8 210 888
1.8% 1.8% 1.6%
More than 8 hours 1 114 442
0.2% 1.0% 0.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
440 11904 57146
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.4. Time spent online: Other online activity Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
None 100 2086 9824
22.7% 17.6% 17.3%
Less than 1 hour 171 4293 18774
38.8% 36.1% 33.0%
1–2 hours 116 3682 18493
26.3% 31.0% 32.5%
3–4 hours 45 1224 6793
10.2% 10.3% 12.0%
5–8 hours 6 388 1948
1.4% 3.3% 3.4%
More than 8 hours 3 211 1003
0.7% 1.8% 1.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
441 11884 56835
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.5. Notification usefulness: Guidance about courses you might consider taking Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Service not provided 74 2381 14466
16.6% 19.7% 25.1%
Don’t know 100 2696 10384
22.5% 22.3% 18.0%
Not at all useful 15 402 2139
3.4% 3.3% 3.7%
Not very useful 22 719 4104
4.9% 6.0% 7.1%
Moderately useful 134 2854 13684
30.1% 23.6% 23.7%
Very useful 66 2010 8608
14.8% 16.6% 14.9%
Extremely useful 34 1021 4248
7.6% 8.4% 7.4%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12083 57633
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.5. Notification usefulness: Alerts if it appears your progress in a course is declining Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Service not provided 92 2270 14992
20.6% 18.8% 26.0%
Don’t know 105 3122 12643
23.5% 25.8% 21.9%
Not at all useful 10 277 1705
2.2% 2.3% 3.0%
Not very useful 15 475 3060
3.4% 3.9% 5.3%
Moderately useful 96 2249 10703
21.5% 18.6% 18.6%
Very useful 85 2364 9441
19.1% 19.6% 16.4%
Extremely useful 43 1326 5092
9.6% 11.0% 8.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
446 12083 57636
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.5. Notification usefulness: Suggestions for how to improve performance Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Service not provided 77 2095 13445
17.3% 17.3% 23.3%
Don’t know 114 3160 12967
25.6% 26.2% 22.5%
Not at all useful 10 311 1797
2.2% 2.6% 3.1%
Not very useful 24 612 3720
5.4% 5.1% 6.5%
Moderately useful 107 2753 13215
24.0% 22.8% 22.9%
Very useful 84 2141 8343
18.8% 17.7% 14.5%
Extremely useful 30 1008 4120
6.7% 8.3% 7.2%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
446 12080 57607
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.5. Notification usefulness: Suggestions about new or different academic resources Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Service not provided 35 1183 7070
7.9% 9.8% 12.3%
Don’t know 90 2585 11007
20.2% 21.4% 19.1%
Not at all useful 16 365 2042
3.6% 3.0% 3.5%
Not very useful 37 856 5146
8.3% 7.1% 8.9%
Moderately useful 150 3795 19049
33.7% 31.4% 33.1%
Very useful 88 2302 9326
19.8% 19.0% 16.2%
Extremely useful 29 1002 3988
6.5% 8.3% 6.9%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12088 57628
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.6. How many instructors …have adequate technical skills for course instruction Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
None 7 259 962
1.6% 2.1% 1.7%
Very few 32 788 4645
7.2% 6.5% 8.1%
Some 67 2189 13376
15.1% 18.1% 23.2%
Most 117 3525 19959
26.3% 29.2% 34.6%
Almost all 111 2631 11393
24.9% 21.8% 19.8%
All 111 2688 7290
24.9% 22.3% 12.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12080 57625
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.6. How many instructors …use technology during class to maintain your attention Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
None 55 1362 5241
12.4% 11.3% 9.1%
Very few 56 1463 9613
12.6% 12.1% 16.7%
Some 78 2816 16149
17.5% 23.4% 28.0%
Most 82 2481 12797
18.4% 20.6% 22.2%
Almost all 85 1957 8427
19.1% 16.2% 14.6%
All 89 1979 5375
20.0% 16.4% 9.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12058 57602
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.6. How many instructors …use technology during class to make connections to the learning material Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
None 20 619 2208
4.5% 5.1% 3.8%
Very few 43 1169 6781
9.6% 9.7% 11.8%
Some 88 2500 14969
19.7% 20.7% 26.0%
Most 93 2787 15255
20.9% 23.1% 26.5%
Almost all 102 2440 11334
22.9% 20.2% 19.7%
All 100 2563 7101
22.4% 21.2% 12.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
446 12078 57648
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.6. How many instructors …encourage you to use your own technology devices during class to deepen learning Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
None 52 2122 7959
11.7% 17.6% 13.8%
Very few 69 2606 16229
15.5% 21.6% 28.2%
Some 99 2673 15506
22.2% 22.2% 26.9%
Most 79 1814 8730
17.8% 15.0% 15.2%
Almost all 72 1391 5444
16.2% 11.5% 9.4%
All 74 1452 3742
16.6% 12.0% 6.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12058 57610
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.6. How many instructors …encourage you to use online collaboration tools to communicate/collaborate Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
None 17 578 2560
3.8% 4.8% 4.4%
Very few 33 1207 7998
7.4% 10.0% 13.9%
Some 87 2473 15703
19.6% 20.5% 27.2%
Most 95 2834 14558
21.3% 23.4% 25.2%
Almost all 102 2398 9938
22.9% 19.8% 17.2%
All 111 2598 6911
24.9% 21.5% 12.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12088 57668
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.6. How many instructors …encourage you to use technology for creative or critical thinking tasks Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
None 26 900 3983
5.8% 7.5% 6.9%
Very few 43 1519 10280
9.6% 12.6% 17.9%
Some 96 2954 17412
21.5% 24.5% 30.2%
Most 100 2671 12826
22.4% 22.1% 22.3%
Almost all 89 2033 7987
20.0% 16.8% 13.9%
All 92 2000 5097
20.6% 16.6% 8.9%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
446 12077 57585
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: LMS Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 86 2263 8259
19.3% 18.8% 14.3%
(Less) 1 21 744 3781
4.7% 6.2% 6.6%
2 36 909 4293
8.1% 7.5% 7.5%
3 154 3752 16617
34.5% 31.1% 28.9%
4 65 1961 11403
14.6% 16.3% 19.8%
(More) 5 84 2430 13235
18.8% 20.2% 23.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
446 12059 57588
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: Online collaboration tools Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 79 2103 8203
17.8% 17.5% 14.3%
(Less) 1 32 1068 5566
7.2% 8.9% 9.7%
2 53 1355 7011
12.0% 11.2% 12.2%
3 140 3769 18028
31.6% 31.3% 31.4%
4 79 2065 10921
17.8% 17.1% 19.0%
(More) 5 60 1685 7737
13.5% 14.0% 13.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 12045 57466
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: E-portfolios Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 237 5759 24741
53.4% 48.0% 43.1%
(Less) 1 67 1724 10151
15.1% 14.4% 17.7%
2 44 1067 6030
9.9% 8.9% 10.5%
3 62 2035 9593
14.0% 16.9% 16.7%
4 23 787 3890
5.2% 6.6% 6.8%
(More) 5 11 635 2933
2.5% 5.3% 5.1%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 12007 57338
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: E-books or e-textbooks Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 100 2360 7645
22.5% 19.6% 13.3%
(Less) 1 122 2520 12152
27.4% 21.0% 21.2%
2 39 1229 6682
8.8% 10.2% 11.6%
3 75 2325 11438
16.9% 19.3% 19.9%
4 50 1524 8256
11.2% 12.7% 14.4%
(More) 5 59 2069 11211
13.3% 17.2% 19.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12027 57384
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: Freely available content beyond your campus Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 85 1761 5812
19.2% 14.6% 10.1%
(Less) 1 25 849 4130
5.7% 7.1% 7.2%
2 39 922 4380
8.8% 7.7% 7.6%
3 100 2758 11805
22.6% 22.9% 20.6%
4 101 2511 13382
22.9% 20.9% 23.3%
(More) 5 92 3221 17913
20.8% 26.8% 31.2%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 12022 57422
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: Simulations or educational games Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 93 2451 9312
20.9% 20.4% 16.2%
(Less) 1 33 1404 7342
7.4% 11.7% 12.8%
2 32 971 4995
7.2% 8.1% 8.7%
3 89 2460 12014
20.0% 20.4% 20.9%
4 110 2274 11674
24.7% 18.9% 20.3%
(More) 5 89 2475 12059
20.0% 20.6% 21.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
446 12035 57396
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: Recorded lectures or lecture capture Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 74 1697 5745
16.7% 14.1% 10.0%
(Less) 1 41 1046 4847
9.3% 8.7% 8.4%
2 28 860 4005
6.3% 7.2% 7.0%
3 70 2279 9951
15.8% 19.0% 17.3%
4 76 2333 12033
17.2% 19.4% 21.0%
(More) 5 154 3806 20807
34.8% 31.7% 36.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 12021 57388
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: Social media as a learning tool Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 102 2886 10712
23.0% 24.0% 18.7%
(Less) 1 91 2724 12593
20.5% 22.6% 21.9%
2 51 1476 7465
11.5% 12.3% 13.0%
3 96 2690 13329
21.6% 22.3% 23.2%
4 62 1280 7531
14.0% 10.6% 13.1%
(More) 5 42 981 5793
9.5% 8.1% 10.1%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 12037 57423
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: Non-keyboard or non-mouse interfaces Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 163 4232 18143
36.6% 35.2% 31.6%
(Less) 1 70 2053 10564
15.7% 17.1% 18.4%
2 65 1393 7243
14.6% 11.6% 12.6%
3 89 2516 12561
20.0% 20.9% 21.9%
4 34 1008 5094
7.6% 8.4% 8.9%
(More) 5 24 818 3757
5.4% 6.8% 6.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12020 57362
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: Software to create videos or multimedia resources Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 124 3441 14012
28.1% 28.7% 24.5%
(Less) 1 69 1518 8202
15.6% 12.6% 14.3%
2 49 1372 7176
11.1% 11.4% 12.5%
3 101 3020 14683
22.9% 25.2% 25.6%
4 64 1529 7986
14.5% 12.7% 13.9%
(More) 5 35 1127 5223
7.9% 9.4% 9.1%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 12007 57282
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: Early-alert systems Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 94 2435 9652
21.3% 20.3% 16.9%
(Less) 1 32 839 4928
7.2% 7.0% 8.6%
2 31 870 4151
7.0% 7.2% 7.2%
3 97 2485 12041
21.9% 20.7% 21.0%
4 74 2378 12271
16.7% 19.8% 21.4%
(More) 5 114 3000 14235
25.8% 25.0% 24.9%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 12007 57278
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: Search tools to find references or other information online for class work Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 72 1635 6150
16.3% 13.6% 10.7%
(Less) 1 30 723 3534
6.8% 6.0% 6.2%
2 39 906 4332
8.8% 7.6% 7.6%
3 101 3264 14691
22.9% 27.2% 25.7%
4 113 2843 15444
25.6% 23.7% 27.0%
(More) 5 87 2625 13072
19.7% 21.9% 22.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11996 57223
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: Publisher electronic resources Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 73 1482 4920
16.5% 12.4% 8.6%
(Less) 1 27 884 4563
6.1% 7.4% 8.0%
2 38 1008 4886
8.6% 8.4% 8.5%
3 118 3088 13787
26.6% 25.7% 24.1%
4 103 2658 14328
23.3% 22.2% 25.0%
(More) 5 84 2876 14759
19.0% 24.0% 25.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11996 57243
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

3.7. Wish instructors used: In-class polling tools Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 138 3532 9724
31.0% 29.3% 16.9%
(Less) 1 65 1510 9090
14.6% 12.5% 15.8%
2 45 1133 6536
10.1% 9.4% 11.3%
3 78 2584 13318
17.5% 21.4% 23.1%
4 67 1686 10079
15.1% 14.0% 17.5%
(More) 5 52 1624 8878
11.7% 13.5% 15.4%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12069 57625
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

4.1. Preferred learning environment Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
No online components 46 1241 5249
10.3% 10.3% 9.1%
Some online components 230 6207 35007
51.7% 51.3% 60.6%
Mostly but not completely online 77 2043 8801
17.3% 16.9% 15.2%
Completely online 47 1276 3753
10.6% 10.5% 6.5%
No preference 45 1340 4920
10.1% 11.1% 8.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12107 57730
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

4.2. Courses taken by mode Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Completely online, no face-to-face components Mean 1.8 1.9 1.3
SD 2.7 3.0 2.4
N 446 12009 57300
Mostly online, some face-to-face components Mean 0.6 0.5 0.4
SD 1.5 1.6 1.3
N 446 12009 57300
About half online and half face-to-face Mean 0.9 0.7 0.7
SD 2.2 1.6 1.6
N 446 12009 57300
Some online components, mostly face-to-face Mean 2.2 2.1 3.5
SD 3.3 3.2 4.3
N 446 12009 57300
No online components, completely face-to-face Mean 2.6 2.3 3.3
SD 4.5 3.8 4.8
N 446 12009 57300
Total courses Mean 8.1 7.5 9.2
SD 6.1 5.4 6.1
N 446 12009 57300

4.3. Would include on résumé Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Undergraduate degree/diploma 377 10307 53249
84.9% 86.2% 93.1%
Certificate from an accredited college or university 206 5703 25790
46.4% 47.7% 45.1%
Certificate from an industry-based training program 92 3290 16126
20.7% 27.5% 28.2%
Certificate of completion of free course 72 2368 11073
16.2% 19.8% 19.4%
Digital badge 49 1638 9716
11.0% 13.7% 17.0%
E-portfolio 56 2027 12991
12.6% 16.9% 22.7%
Jobs worked during college 258 6660 40432
58.1% 55.7% 70.7%
Major projects completed during course work 122 3916 27596
27.5% 32.7% 48.2%
Volunteering/community service 232 6557 39307
52.3% 54.8% 68.7%
Other, please specify 17 555 3568
3.8% 4.6% 6.2%
Total respondent count 444 11963 57204

4.4. I get more actively involved in courses that use technology. Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 16 385 1597
3.6% 3.2% 2.8%
Strongly disagree 17 602 2700
3.8% 5.0% 4.7%
Disagree 53 1473 7466
11.9% 12.2% 13.0%
Neutral 165 4250 20548
37.1% 35.3% 35.8%
Agree 143 3792 18535
32.1% 31.5% 32.3%
Strongly agree 51 1539 6491
11.5% 12.8% 11.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12041 57337
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

4.4. I am more likely to skip classes when streamed or recorded lectures are available online. Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 33 878 3569
7.4% 7.3% 6.2%
Strongly disagree 93 3164 11331
20.9% 26.2% 19.7%
Disagree 105 3257 13561
23.6% 27.0% 23.6%
Neutral 83 2071 10551
18.7% 17.2% 18.4%
Agree 95 1984 13398
21.4% 16.5% 23.3%
Strongly agree 35 700 4997
7.9% 5.8% 8.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 12054 57407
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

4.4. I am more likely to skip classes when materials presented in class are available online. Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 23 589 1976
5.2% 4.9% 3.4%
Strongly disagree 94 3423 12380
21.2% 28.4% 21.6%
Disagree 112 3472 15041
25.2% 28.8% 26.2%
Neutral 84 2066 11115
18.9% 17.1% 19.4%
Agree 92 1873 12797
20.7% 15.5% 22.3%
Strongly agree 39 628 4070
8.8% 5.2% 7.1%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 12051 57379
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

4.4. I entered college adequately prepared to use technology needed in my courses. Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 4 227 939
0.9% 1.9% 1.6%
Strongly disagree 21 558 2164
4.7% 4.6% 3.8%
Disagree 33 1137 5454
7.4% 9.4% 9.5%
Neutral 85 2168 10855
19.1% 18.0% 18.9%
Agree 206 4903 24463
46.2% 40.7% 42.6%
Strongly agree 97 3054 13511
21.7% 25.4% 23.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
446 12047 57386
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

4.4. I am concerned that technology advances may increasingly invade my privacy. Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 21 558 2247
4.7% 4.6% 3.9%
Strongly disagree 47 1562 6528
10.6% 13.0% 11.4%
Disagree 110 2716 12720
24.8% 22.6% 22.2%
Neutral 129 3340 15748
29.1% 27.8% 27.5%
Agree 107 2760 14383
24.1% 22.9% 25.1%
Strongly agree 30 1099 5738
6.8% 9.1% 10.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 12035 57364
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

4.4. I wish I’d been better prepared to use institution-specific technology. Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 23 551 2077
5.2% 4.6% 3.6%
Strongly disagree 41 1633 6055
9.2% 13.6% 10.6%
Disagree 118 2551 11215
26.5% 21.2% 19.5%
Neutral 137 3444 15907
30.8% 28.6% 27.7%
Agree 94 2798 15704
21.1% 23.2% 27.4%
Strongly agree 32 1062 6435
7.2% 8.8% 11.2%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12039 57393
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

4.4. I wish I’d been better prepared to use basic software. Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 16 458 1863
3.6% 3.8% 3.2%
Strongly disagree 82 2608 11111
18.4% 21.6% 19.4%
Disagree 132 3072 14873
29.6% 25.5% 25.9%
Neutral 131 3011 14533
29.4% 25.0% 25.3%
Agree 67 2086 10974
15.0% 17.3% 19.1%
Strongly agree 18 816 4002
4.0% 6.8% 7.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
446 12051 57356
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

5.1. Physical or learning disability that requires accessible or adaptive technologies Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
No 397 10737 53152
88.8% 88.7% 92.1%
Yes, I have one or more physical disabilities. 9 246 912
2.0% 2.0% 1.6%
Yes, I have one or more learning disabilities. 21 586 1867
4.7% 4.8% 3.2%
Yes, I have both physical and learning disabilities. 5 115 374
1.1% 0.9% 0.6%
Prefer not to answer 15 423 1418
3.4% 3.5% 2.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
447 12107 57723
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

5.2a. Institution awareness of needed accessible or adaptive technologies Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
My institution is not aware of my needs. 5 146 457
14.3% 15.5% 14.6%
Poor 2 95 359
5.7% 10.1% 11.5%
Fair 3 125 499
8.6% 13.3% 15.9%
Neutral 8 138 486
22.9% 14.6% 15.5%
Good 7 221 716
20.0% 23.4% 22.8%
Excellent 10 192 523
28.6% 20.4% 16.7%
Don’t know 0 26 94
0.0% 2.8% 3.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
35 943 3134
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

5.2b. Institution support of needed accessible or adaptive technologies Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
I am not provided with the technologies I need. 1 86 264
2.9% 9.1% 8.4%
Poor 2 70 292
5.7% 7.4% 9.3%
Fair 5 123 455
14.3% 13.0% 14.5%
Neutral 10 158 595
28.6% 16.8% 18.9%
Good 7 257 791
20.0% 27.3% 25.2%
Excellent 7 182 531
20.0% 19.3% 16.9%
Don’t know 3 67 213
8.6% 7.1% 6.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
35 943 3141
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …engage in the learning process Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 11 301 1335
2.5% 2.5% 2.4%
Strongly disagree 7 214 1031
1.6% 1.8% 1.8%
Disagree 15 472 2579
3.4% 4.0% 4.5%
Neutral 107 2374 12487
24.0% 19.9% 22.0%
Agree 217 6103 29192
48.7% 51.1% 51.5%
Strongly agree 89 2471 10109
20.0% 20.7% 17.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
446 11935 56733
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …develop a personal relationship with my instructors Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 14 439 1924
3.2% 3.7% 3.4%
Strongly disagree 23 876 4541
5.2% 7.3% 8.0%
Disagree 78 2000 11348
17.6% 16.7% 20.0%
Neutral 155 4026 18997
34.9% 33.7% 33.4%
Agree 127 3397 15257
28.6% 28.4% 26.9%
Strongly agree 47 1207 4727
10.6% 10.1% 8.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11945 56794
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …ask my instructors questions Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 7 223 997
1.6% 1.9% 1.8%
Strongly disagree 6 246 990
1.4% 2.1% 1.7%
Disagree 17 451 2345
3.8% 3.8% 4.1%
Neutral 69 1639 8123
15.6% 13.7% 14.3%
Agree 223 5941 29070
50.3% 49.8% 51.2%
Strongly agree 121 3438 15240
27.3% 28.8% 26.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11938 56765
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …discuss course topics with my instructors Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 11 379 1649
2.5% 3.2% 2.9%
Strongly disagree 9 325 1702
2.0% 2.7% 3.0%
Disagree 31 852 5136
7.0% 7.1% 9.0%
Neutral 87 2696 14022
19.6% 22.6% 24.7%
Agree 221 5581 25708
49.8% 46.8% 45.3%
Strongly agree 85 2103 8549
19.1% 17.6% 15.1%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11936 56766
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …understand my instructors’ expectations Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 12 262 1185
2.7% 2.2% 2.1%
Strongly disagree 10 297 1373
2.3% 2.5% 2.4%
Disagree 31 764 3636
7.0% 6.4% 6.4%
Neutral 110 2398 12188
24.8% 20.1% 21.5%
Agree 192 5807 28073
43.2% 48.6% 49.4%
Strongly agree 89 2410 10327
20.0% 20.2% 18.2%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11938 56782
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …view my instructors as approachable Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 8 351 1535
1.8% 2.9% 2.7%
Strongly disagree 12 424 2057
2.7% 3.5% 3.6%
Disagree 28 879 5121
6.3% 7.4% 9.0%
Neutral 110 2886 15016
24.9% 24.2% 26.4%
Agree 195 5122 24074
44.1% 42.9% 42.4%
Strongly agree 89 2286 8983
20.1% 19.1% 15.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11948 56786
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …get feedback from instructors in a timely manner Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 9 255 1028
2.0% 2.1% 1.8%
Strongly disagree 5 316 1389
1.1% 2.6% 2.4%
Disagree 24 744 3179
5.4% 6.2% 5.6%
Neutral 83 1972 9711
18.7% 16.5% 17.1%
Agree 213 5679 28107
48.0% 47.5% 49.5%
Strongly agree 110 2990 13384
24.8% 25.0% 23.6%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11956 56798
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …develop a personal relationship with other students Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 16 533 2118
3.6% 4.5% 3.7%
Strongly disagree 30 1072 5167
6.8% 9.0% 9.1%
Disagree 89 2378 11670
20.1% 19.9% 20.6%
Neutral 145 3823 17698
32.7% 32.0% 31.2%
Agree 120 3047 15212
27.1% 25.5% 26.8%
Strongly agree 43 1092 4919
9.7% 9.1% 8.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11945 56784
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …ask other students questions Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 20 488 1849
4.5% 4.1% 3.3%
Strongly disagree 12 480 2218
2.7% 4.0% 3.9%
Disagree 35 1112 5711
7.9% 9.3% 10.1%
Neutral 104 2909 13193
23.5% 24.4% 23.2%
Agree 199 5087 24939
45.0% 42.6% 43.9%
Strongly agree 72 1860 8872
16.3% 15.6% 15.6%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11936 56782
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …discuss course topics with other students Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 13 464 1788
2.9% 3.9% 3.2%
Strongly disagree 11 442 2126
2.5% 3.7% 3.7%
Disagree 39 1078 5580
8.8% 9.0% 9.8%
Neutral 122 2960 13699
27.6% 24.8% 24.1%
Agree 183 5159 25177
41.4% 43.2% 44.4%
Strongly agree 74 1835 8384
16.7% 15.4% 14.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11938 56754
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …view other students as approachable Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 18 578 2450
4.1% 4.8% 4.3%
Strongly disagree 14 630 3152
3.2% 5.3% 5.6%
Disagree 55 1514 7890
12.4% 12.7% 13.9%
Neutral 152 3935 18304
34.3% 33.0% 32.3%
Agree 158 3975 19044
35.7% 33.3% 33.6%
Strongly agree 46 1302 5902
10.4% 10.9% 10.4%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11934 56742
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …get feedback from other students in a timely manner Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 20 671 2628
4.5% 5.6% 4.6%
Strongly disagree 16 496 2344
3.6% 4.2% 4.1%
Disagree 42 1196 5833
9.4% 10.0% 10.3%
Neutral 119 3252 14714
26.7% 27.2% 25.9%
Agree 187 4676 23333
42.0% 39.1% 41.1%
Strongly agree 61 1654 7971
13.7% 13.8% 14.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 11945 56823
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …participate in group activities Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 12 504 1745
2.7% 4.2% 3.1%
Strongly disagree 12 505 2014
2.7% 4.2% 3.5%
Disagree 42 1178 4699
9.5% 9.9% 8.3%
Neutral 118 2967 12154
26.6% 24.9% 21.4%
Agree 186 4908 25702
42.0% 41.2% 45.3%
Strongly agree 73 1864 10434
16.5% 15.6% 18.4%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11926 56748
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …explain course ideas or concepts to other students Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 22 604 2445
5.0% 5.1% 4.3%
Strongly disagree 7 422 2123
1.6% 3.5% 3.7%
Disagree 50 1186 6223
11.3% 9.9% 11.0%
Neutral 132 3555 16364
29.7% 29.8% 28.8%
Agree 181 4632 22594
40.8% 38.8% 39.8%
Strongly agree 52 1540 7019
11.7% 12.9% 12.4%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11939 56768
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …work with other students on class projects Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 19 647 1897
4.3% 5.4% 3.3%
Strongly disagree 15 552 1788
3.4% 4.6% 3.1%
Disagree 40 1093 3754
9.0% 9.1% 6.6%
Neutral 126 2756 10130
28.3% 23.1% 17.8%
Agree 177 4802 25619
39.8% 40.2% 45.1%
Strongly agree 68 2098 13591
15.3% 17.6% 23.9%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 11948 56779
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …learn something from other students Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 10 455 1913
2.3% 3.8% 3.4%
Strongly disagree 13 505 2364
2.9% 4.2% 4.2%
Disagree 55 1171 6404
12.4% 9.8% 11.3%
Neutral 124 3099 15159
27.9% 25.9% 26.7%
Agree 184 5015 23709
41.4% 42.0% 41.8%
Strongly agree 58 1700 7215
13.1% 14.2% 12.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11945 56764
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …keep track of course news or announcements Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 13 244 1003
2.9% 2.0% 1.8%
Strongly disagree 2 168 695
0.4% 1.4% 1.2%
Disagree 15 312 1426
3.4% 2.6% 2.5%
Neutral 70 1501 6675
15.7% 12.6% 11.8%
Agree 196 5692 26837
44.0% 47.7% 47.3%
Strongly agree 149 4008 20108
33.5% 33.6% 35.4%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 11925 56744
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …investigate topics outside class time Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 10 330 1339
2.3% 2.8% 2.4%
Strongly disagree 9 201 881
2.0% 1.7% 1.6%
Disagree 23 401 2010
5.2% 3.4% 3.5%
Neutral 75 1843 8000
16.9% 15.4% 14.1%
Agree 228 5669 27337
51.4% 47.5% 48.1%
Strongly agree 99 3499 17215
22.3% 29.3% 30.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11943 56782
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …reflect on course materials Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 12 340 1371
2.7% 2.8% 2.4%
Strongly disagree 5 193 892
1.1% 1.6% 1.6%
Disagree 23 479 2421
5.2% 4.0% 4.3%
Neutral 88 2112 9896
19.9% 17.7% 17.4%
Agree 215 6025 29178
48.5% 50.5% 51.4%
Strongly agree 100 2789 13027
22.6% 23.4% 22.9%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11938 56785
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …conduct research for class assignments Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 7 320 1350
1.6% 2.7% 2.4%
Strongly disagree 3 130 599
0.7% 1.1% 1.1%
Disagree 13 235 1287
2.9% 2.0% 2.3%
Neutral 63 1364 6187
14.2% 11.4% 10.9%
Agree 208 5394 24167
46.8% 45.2% 42.6%
Strongly agree 150 4495 23177
33.8% 37.7% 40.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11938 56767
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …document class work or projects Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 12 297 1256
2.7% 2.5% 2.2%
Strongly disagree 5 173 696
1.1% 1.4% 1.2%
Disagree 13 348 1553
2.9% 2.9% 2.7%
Neutral 78 1810 7619
17.6% 15.2% 13.4%
Agree 226 6044 29189
51.0% 50.6% 51.4%
Strongly agree 109 3275 16442
24.6% 27.4% 29.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11947 56755
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …complete case studies Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 38 1635 8568
8.6% 13.7% 15.1%
Strongly disagree 5 275 1598
1.1% 2.3% 2.8%
Disagree 26 711 3808
5.9% 6.0% 6.7%
Neutral 113 3047 14698
25.5% 25.5% 25.9%
Agree 184 4348 19743
41.5% 36.5% 34.8%
Strongly agree 77 1911 8357
17.4% 16.0% 14.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11927 56772
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …analyze data Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 16 573 2371
3.6% 4.8% 4.2%
Strongly disagree 4 224 964
0.9% 1.9% 1.7%
Disagree 20 530 2427
4.5% 4.4% 4.3%
Neutral 105 2599 11237
23.8% 21.8% 19.8%
Agree 214 5641 27168
48.4% 47.3% 47.9%
Strongly agree 83 2364 12547
18.8% 19.8% 22.1%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11931 56714
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …learn through games or interactive activities Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 32 1160 5238
7.2% 9.7% 9.2%
Strongly disagree 23 934 5452
5.2% 7.8% 9.6%
Disagree 86 1867 9997
19.4% 15.6% 17.6%
Neutral 123 3310 15689
27.8% 27.7% 27.6%
Agree 128 3366 15205
28.9% 28.2% 26.8%
Strongly agree 51 1300 5214
11.5% 10.9% 9.2%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11937 56795
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.1. Technology helped me …learn through simulations Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 26 866 4173
5.9% 7.3% 7.4%
Strongly disagree 12 450 2586
2.7% 3.8% 4.6%
Disagree 42 1084 6608
9.5% 9.1% 11.6%
Neutral 130 3076 15281
29.3% 25.8% 26.9%
Agree 165 4662 20884
37.2% 39.0% 36.8%
Strongly agree 69 1802 7224
15.5% 15.1% 12.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11940 56756
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.2. Technology used in my courses …enriched my learning experiences Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 12 271 1299
2.7% 2.3% 2.3%
Strongly disagree 8 214 978
1.8% 1.8% 1.7%
Disagree 17 446 2208
3.8% 3.7% 3.9%
Neutral 94 2298 11108
21.2% 19.2% 19.6%
Agree 215 5894 28833
48.5% 49.3% 50.8%
Strongly agree 97 2829 12340
21.9% 23.7% 21.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11952 56766
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.2. Technology used in my courses …was relevant to my achievement of course learning objectives Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 11 339 1533
2.5% 2.8% 2.7%
Strongly disagree 5 196 918
1.1% 1.6% 1.6%
Disagree 13 436 2207
2.9% 3.6% 3.9%
Neutral 81 2178 11086
18.3% 18.2% 19.5%
Agree 242 6152 29603
54.6% 51.5% 52.2%
Strongly agree 91 2646 11418
20.5% 22.1% 20.1%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11947 56765
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.2. Technology used in my courses …contributed to the successful completion of my courses Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 8 284 1326
1.8% 2.4% 2.3%
Strongly disagree 2 204 898
0.5% 1.7% 1.6%
Disagree 12 412 1957
2.7% 3.4% 3.4%
Neutral 81 1823 9094
18.3% 15.3% 16.0%
Agree 219 5893 28770
49.5% 49.3% 50.7%
Strongly agree 120 3332 14744
27.1% 27.9% 26.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11948 56789
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.2. Technology used in my courses …connected course materials and real-world experiences Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 12 395 1753
2.7% 3.3% 3.1%
Strongly disagree 4 272 1343
0.9% 2.3% 2.4%
Disagree 23 799 4069
5.2% 6.7% 7.2%
Neutral 117 2740 13528
26.4% 22.9% 23.8%
Agree 213 5528 26231
48.1% 46.2% 46.2%
Strongly agree 74 2229 9851
16.7% 18.6% 17.4%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11963 56775
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.2. Technology used in my courses …helped me understand fundamental concepts Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 9 328 1483
2.0% 2.7% 2.6%
Strongly disagree 4 223 1008
0.9% 1.9% 1.8%
Disagree 23 515 2653
5.2% 4.3% 4.7%
Neutral 114 2489 12011
25.7% 20.8% 21.1%
Agree 214 6022 29310
48.2% 50.4% 51.6%
Strongly agree 80 2375 10331
18.0% 19.9% 18.2%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11952 56796
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.2. Technology used in my courses …built relevant skills that were useful outside courses Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 13 405 1783
2.9% 3.4% 3.1%
Strongly disagree 4 248 1229
0.9% 2.1% 2.2%
Disagree 22 635 3411
5.0% 5.3% 6.0%
Neutral 108 2692 13098
24.4% 22.5% 23.1%
Agree 211 5602 26762
47.6% 46.9% 47.1%
Strongly agree 85 2368 10481
19.2% 19.8% 18.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11950 56764
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.2. Technology used in my courses …helped make connections to knowledge obtained in other courses Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 15 435 1789
3.4% 3.6% 3.2%
Strongly disagree 3 231 1141
0.7% 1.9% 2.0%
Disagree 20 597 3355
4.5% 5.0% 5.9%
Neutral 111 2664 12845
25.1% 22.3% 22.6%
Agree 222 5751 27711
50.2% 48.1% 48.8%
Strongly agree 71 2278 9923
16.1% 19.1% 17.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11956 56764
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.2. Technology used in my courses …helped me understand hard-to-grasp concepts or processes Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 14 351 1515
3.2% 2.9% 2.7%
Strongly disagree 12 332 1402
2.7% 2.8% 2.5%
Disagree 35 888 3971
7.9% 7.4% 7.0%
Neutral 108 2747 12902
24.3% 23.0% 22.7%
Agree 185 5275 26057
41.7% 44.1% 45.9%
Strongly agree 90 2364 10914
20.3% 19.8% 19.2%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11957 56761
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.2. Technology used in my courses …was appropriate to the content being delivered Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 11 318 1558
2.5% 2.7% 2.7%
Strongly disagree 2 154 732
0.5% 1.3% 1.3%
Disagree 13 321 1740
2.9% 2.7% 3.1%
Neutral 85 2081 10555
19.2% 17.4% 18.6%
Agree 246 6541 31654
55.7% 54.8% 55.8%
Strongly agree 85 2530 10536
19.2% 21.2% 18.6%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11945 56775
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.2. Technology used in my courses …helped me think critically Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 15 354 1687
3.4% 3.0% 3.0%
Strongly disagree 8 264 1445
1.8% 2.2% 2.5%
Disagree 24 778 4498
5.4% 6.5% 7.9%
Neutral 108 2997 15414
24.5% 25.1% 27.1%
Agree 209 5382 24786
47.4% 45.0% 43.6%
Strongly agree 77 2181 8954
17.5% 18.2% 15.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
441 11956 56784
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.2. Technology used in my courses …helped me focus on learning activities or course materials Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 10 299 1444
2.3% 2.5% 2.5%
Strongly disagree 5 249 1366
1.1% 2.1% 2.4%
Disagree 25 612 3509
5.6% 5.1% 6.2%
Neutral 94 2484 12594
21.2% 20.8% 22.2%
Agree 220 5974 28050
49.7% 50.0% 49.4%
Strongly agree 89 2335 9803
20.1% 19.5% 17.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11953 56766
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.3. Technology used in my courses has enabled me to …receive feedback from others right away Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 15 452 1904
3.4% 3.8% 3.4%
Strongly disagree 8 350 1527
1.8% 2.9% 2.7%
Disagree 39 1008 4386
8.8% 8.4% 7.7%
Neutral 106 2930 12986
23.8% 24.6% 22.9%
Agree 208 5270 26169
46.7% 44.2% 46.2%
Strongly agree 69 1924 9662
15.5% 16.1% 17.1%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 11934 56634
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.3. Technology used in my courses has enabled me to …communicate basic messages Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 10 334 1632
2.3% 2.8% 2.9%
Strongly disagree 2 189 892
0.5% 1.6% 1.6%
Disagree 15 411 1936
3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
Neutral 83 2000 9191
18.8% 16.8% 16.2%
Agree 244 6513 30719
55.2% 54.6% 54.3%
Strongly agree 88 2488 12253
19.9% 20.8% 21.6%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11935 56623
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.3. Technology used in my courses has enabled me to …understand what other people were trying to communicate Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 17 543 2397
3.8% 4.6% 4.2%
Strongly disagree 10 298 1456
2.3% 2.5% 2.6%
Disagree 33 934 4589
7.5% 7.8% 8.1%
Neutral 125 3182 15392
28.3% 26.7% 27.2%
Agree 198 5414 25723
44.8% 45.4% 45.4%
Strongly agree 59 1558 7089
13.3% 13.1% 12.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11929 56646
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.3. Technology used in my courses has enabled me to …explain my ideas in specific terms Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 17 572 2570
3.8% 4.8% 4.5%
Strongly disagree 6 274 1422
1.4% 2.3% 2.5%
Disagree 38 843 4680
8.6% 7.1% 8.3%
Neutral 122 3410 16133
27.5% 28.6% 28.5%
Agree 208 5261 24465
47.0% 44.1% 43.2%
Strongly agree 52 1570 7351
11.7% 13.2% 13.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11930 56621
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.3. Technology used in my courses has enabled me to …help others learn something from me Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 24 736 3257
5.4% 6.2% 5.8%
Strongly disagree 8 349 1714
1.8% 2.9% 3.0%
Disagree 41 972 5289
9.2% 8.1% 9.3%
Neutral 135 3419 16493
30.4% 28.7% 29.1%
Agree 181 4983 23096
40.8% 41.8% 40.8%
Strongly agree 55 1472 6776
12.4% 12.3% 12.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11931 56625
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.3. Technology used in my courses has enabled me to …clearly explain new concepts I’ve learned to others Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 18 644 2871
4.1% 5.4% 5.1%
Strongly disagree 5 335 1665
1.1% 2.8% 2.9%
Disagree 43 1030 5742
9.7% 8.6% 10.1%
Neutral 141 3634 17224
31.8% 30.4% 30.4%
Agree 192 4802 22445
43.2% 40.2% 39.6%
Strongly agree 45 1491 6686
10.1% 12.5% 11.8%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11936 56633
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.3. Technology used in my courses has enabled me to …persuade my classmates why my ideas are relevant Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 35 984 4235
7.9% 8.2% 7.5%
Strongly disagree 14 440 2245
3.2% 3.7% 4.0%
Disagree 53 1352 7262
12.0% 11.3% 12.8%
Neutral 150 4265 19724
33.9% 35.8% 34.8%
Agree 151 3738 17774
34.1% 31.3% 31.4%
Strongly agree 40 1151 5386
9.0% 9.6% 9.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
443 11930 56626
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.3. Technology used in my courses has enabled me to …use technical or academic terminology correctly Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 18 470 2250
4.1% 3.9% 4.0%
Strongly disagree 3 200 1075
0.7% 1.7% 1.9%
Disagree 20 578 3069
4.5% 4.8% 5.4%
Neutral 103 2701 12924
23.2% 22.6% 22.8%
Agree 217 5884 27818
48.9% 49.3% 49.1%
Strongly agree 83 2097 9479
18.7% 17.6% 16.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
444 11930 56615
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.3. Technology used in my courses has enabled me to …explain my thought process from start to finish Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 22 649 2925
5.0% 5.4% 5.2%
Strongly disagree 10 361 1907
2.3% 3.0% 3.4%
Disagree 45 1172 6257
10.2% 9.8% 11.0%
Neutral 151 3732 17799
34.2% 31.3% 31.4%
Agree 165 4557 21097
37.3% 38.2% 37.3%
Strongly agree 49 1471 6646
11.1% 12.3% 11.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11942 56631
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.4. I get distracted during classes because I …use social media Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 18 520 1792
4.1% 4.4% 3.2%
Strongly disagree 97 4119 14215
22.1% 34.5% 25.0%
Disagree 96 2330 9457
21.9% 19.5% 16.7%
Neutral 77 1747 8997
17.5% 14.6% 15.9%
Agree 115 2442 16581
26.2% 20.5% 29.2%
Strongly agree 36 783 5707
8.2% 6.6% 10.1%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
439 11941 56749
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.4. I get distracted during classes because I …text Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 19 481 1641
4.3% 4.0% 2.9%
Strongly disagree 85 3530 11720
19.3% 29.6% 20.7%
Disagree 101 2308 9232
23.0% 19.3% 16.3%
Neutral 83 2067 10213
18.9% 17.3% 18.0%
Agree 120 2750 18282
27.3% 23.0% 32.2%
Strongly agree 32 801 5661
7.3% 6.7% 10.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
440 11937 56749
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.4. I get distracted during classes because I …read e-mail Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 22 479 1660
5.0% 4.0% 2.9%
Strongly disagree 99 3804 12509
22.4% 31.9% 22.1%
Disagree 102 2520 9743
23.1% 21.1% 17.2%
Neutral 76 1930 9800
17.2% 16.2% 17.3%
Agree 110 2540 18073
24.9% 21.3% 31.9%
Strongly agree 32 659 4945
7.3% 5.5% 8.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
441 11932 56730
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.4. I get distracted during classes because I …play games on a laptop or mobile device Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 22 625 2472
5.0% 5.2% 4.4%
Strongly disagree 170 5481 24346
38.6% 46.0% 42.9%
Disagree 123 2886 13664
28.0% 24.2% 24.1%
Neutral 50 1298 6538
11.4% 10.9% 11.5%
Agree 57 1180 7228
13.0% 9.9% 12.7%
Strongly agree 18 456 2492
4.1% 3.8% 4.4%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
440 11926 56740
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.4. I get distracted during classes because I …read websites not related to class Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 20 536 1872
4.5% 4.5% 3.3%
Strongly disagree 118 4332 15706
26.7% 36.3% 27.7%
Disagree 105 2769 11324
23.8% 23.2% 20.0%
Neutral 68 1678 8738
15.4% 14.1% 15.4%
Agree 103 2042 14856
23.3% 17.1% 26.2%
Strongly agree 28 586 4249
6.3% 4.9% 7.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11943 56745
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.4. I get distracted during classes because I …surf the Web Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 21 508 1800
4.8% 4.3% 3.2%
Strongly disagree 106 4145 14816
24.0% 34.7% 26.1%
Disagree 97 2545 10803
22.0% 21.3% 19.0%
Neutral 78 1791 8991
17.7% 15.0% 15.8%
Agree 112 2273 15402
25.4% 19.0% 27.1%
Strongly agree 27 679 4922
6.1% 5.7% 8.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
441 11941 56734
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.4. I get distracted during classes because I …read printed materials not related to class Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 26 607 2392
5.9% 5.1% 4.2%
Strongly disagree 162 5300 23220
36.8% 44.4% 40.9%
Disagree 135 3056 14609
30.7% 25.6% 25.8%
Neutral 56 1383 7075
12.7% 11.6% 12.5%
Agree 42 1197 7240
9.5% 10.0% 12.8%
Strongly agree 19 391 2196
4.3% 3.3% 3.9%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
440 11934 56732
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.4. I get distracted during classes because I …read a newspaper Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 30 677 2736
6.8% 5.7% 4.8%
Strongly disagree 187 6006 28641
42.5% 50.3% 50.5%
Disagree 130 3039 14221
29.5% 25.5% 25.1%
Neutral 49 1152 5666
11.1% 9.6% 10.0%
Agree 31 773 4065
7.0% 6.5% 7.2%
Strongly agree 13 291 1400
3.0% 2.4% 2.5%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
440 11938 56729
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.4. I get distracted during classes because I …pass notes Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 28 657 2655
6.3% 5.5% 4.7%
Strongly disagree 195 6171 29380
44.2% 51.7% 51.8%
Disagree 131 2990 14166
29.7% 25.1% 25.0%
Neutral 45 1109 5510
10.2% 9.3% 9.7%
Agree 29 710 3671
6.6% 6.0% 6.5%
Strongly agree 13 294 1330
2.9% 2.5% 2.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
441 11931 56712
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

6.4. I get distracted during classes because I …talk to neighbors Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 31 551 1920
7.0% 4.6% 3.4%
Strongly disagree 95 3734 15491
21.6% 31.3% 27.3%
Disagree 104 2831 13200
23.6% 23.7% 23.3%
Neutral 87 2243 11304
19.8% 18.8% 19.9%
Agree 104 2140 12394
23.6% 17.9% 21.8%
Strongly agree 19 437 2443
4.3% 3.7% 4.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
440 11936 56752
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

For the next set of questions, respondents were asked to rate themselves on a scale of 0–100.

7.1a. Disposition towards IT Northland Community
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AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Reluctant or Enthusiast Mean 68.5 69.7 68.8
SD 20.4 21.6 21.2
N 388 10827 52421
Late adopter or Early adopter Mean 65.7 64.9 64.1
SD 24.4 24.7 24.0
N 395 10779 52296
Technophobe or Technophile Mean 67.1 67.3 68.1
SD 21.7 22.6 21.9
N 362 10156 50106
Skeptic or Cheerleader Mean 62.6 61.7 60.5
SD 23.4 24.2 23.6
N 381 10613 51593
By-the-book or Experimenter Mean 58.2 60.2 58.5
SD 25.1 25.1 24.8
N 397 10750 52055
Critic or Supporter Mean 70.1 69.5 68.0
SD 23.2 22.6 22.5
N 398 10855 52384

7.1b. Attitude towards IT Northland Community
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All U.S. institutions
Dissatisfied or Satisfied Mean 75.7 74.4 72.0
SD 18.7 19.6 19.2
N 408 11033 52959
Discontent or Content Mean 74.5 73.4 71.6
SD 18.7 19.5 19.2
N 408 10971 52755
Perturbed or Pleased Mean 74.8 73.9 71.9
SD 18.1 19.3 18.8
N 405 10976 52664
Burdensome or Beneficial Mean 78.1 76.8 75.0
SD 19.1 19.8 19.6
N 409 11054 53218
Useless or Useful Mean 80.8 80.8 80.0
SD 17.8 17.8 17.6
N 416 11186 53667
Distraction or Enhancement Mean 69.9 69.7 66.2
SD 22.7 22.8 22.8
N 402 10977 52526

7.1c. Usage of IT Northland Community
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AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Never connected or Always connected Mean 78.9 77.2 76.4
SD 18.7 19.0 18.7
N 406 10955 52915
Peripheral or Central Mean 70.6 70.2 68.6
SD 19.3 19.5 19.4
N 381 10248 49940
Old media or New media Mean 73.9 73.1 72.0
SD 18.6 19.2 18.9
N 389 10706 51964
Infrequent or Frequent Mean 80.3 79.4 78.9
SD 18.3 18.6 18.1
N 405 11050 53304

7.2. Technology will play an important role in my chosen career after college. Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 11 363 1897
2.5% 3.0% 3.3%
Strongly disagree 6 193 863
1.4% 1.6% 1.5%
Disagree 14 375 1796
3.2% 3.1% 3.2%
Neutral 62 1469 7117
14.0% 12.3% 12.5%
Agree 170 4482 21244
38.5% 37.5% 37.3%
Strongly agree 179 5070 23973
40.5% 42.4% 42.1%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
442 11952 56890
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

7.2. Technology that I use in my courses now will prepare me adequately for my chosen career. Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Don’t know 16 473 2311
3.6% 4.0% 4.1%
Strongly disagree 8 296 1653
1.8% 2.5% 2.9%
Disagree 23 627 3537
5.2% 5.2% 6.2%
Neutral 96 2164 10892
21.6% 18.1% 19.1%
Agree 178 4864 23315
40.0% 40.7% 41.0%
Strongly agree 124 3530 15174
27.9% 29.5% 26.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 11954 56882
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

7.3. Gender Northland Community
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AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Male 123 4198 20433
27.5% 34.9% 35.7%
Female 316 7595 35605
70.5% 63.1% 62.1%
Other 4 84 493
0.9% 0.7% 0.9%
Prefer not to answer 5 158 760
1.1% 1.3% 1.3%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
448 12035 57291
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

7.4. Intend to earn Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Digital badges that certify my skills 43 1397 6986
9.6% 11.6% 12.2%
A vocational/occupational certificate 62 1887 4825
13.9% 15.7% 8.4%
A college diploma (non-U.S. respondents only) 0 0 0
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
An associate’s degree 323 7806 11715
72.4% 64.9% 20.5%
A bachelor’s degree 208 6274 44805
46.6% 52.2% 78.3%
An honor’s degree (non-U.S. respondents only) 0 0 0
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
A master’s degree 73 2722 22149
16.4% 22.6% 38.7%
A doctoral degree 25 873 7844
5.6% 7.3% 13.7%
Another professional degree 15 553 5439
3.4% 4.6% 9.5%
Other, please describe 9 281 922
2.0% 2.3% 1.6%
N/A 6 233 805
1.3% 1.9% 1.4%
Total respondent count 446 12019 57220

7.5. Major Northland Community
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All U.S. institutions
Agriculture and natural resources 5 219 1009
1.1% 1.8% 1.8%
Biological/life sciences 6 512 4489
1.3% 4.3% 7.8%
Business, management, marketing 59 1588 8708
13.2% 13.2% 15.2%
Communications/journalism 3 177 2137
0.7% 1.5% 3.7%
Computer and information sciences 18 1142 4178
4.0% 9.5% 7.3%
Education, including physical education 14 624 4028
3.1% 5.2% 7.0%
Engineering and architecture 10 621 4710
2.2% 5.2% 8.2%
Fine and performing arts 1 215 1602
0.2% 1.8% 2.8%
Health sciences, including professional programs 226 3322 9294
50.4% 27.6% 16.2%
Humanities 0 150 1400
0.0% 1.2% 2.4%
Liberal arts/general studies 33 526 1988
7.4% 4.4% 3.5%
Manufacturing, construction, repair, or transportation 13 369 536
2.9% 3.1% 0.9%
Physical sciences, including mathematical sciences 1 84 1363
0.2% 0.7% 2.4%
Public administration, legal, social, and protective services 9 386 1425
2.0% 3.2% 2.5%
Social sciences 2 355 4487
0.4% 2.9% 7.8%
Other major not described above 41 1297 4849
9.2% 10.8% 8.5%
Undecided 7 460 1167
1.6% 3.8% 2.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
448 12047 57370
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

7.6. Part time or full time Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
Part time 139 4703 9755
31.2% 39.1% 17.0%
Full time 307 7326 47531
68.8% 60.9% 83.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
446 12029 57286
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

7.7. Ethnicity Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
American Indian/Native American/Alaskan native 14 404 1397
3.1% 3.4% 2.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16 952 6383
3.6% 7.9% 11.1%
Black/African American 20 834 3742
4.5% 6.9% 6.5%
Hispanic/Latino 20 1142 9468
4.5% 9.5% 16.5%
White 382 8774 37664
85.7% 72.9% 65.7%
Other 5 214 1204
1.1% 1.8% 2.1%
Prefer not to answer 14 525 2232
3.1% 4.4% 3.9%
Total respondent count 446 12041 57321

7.8. On/off campus Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
On campus 10 336 16615
2.2% 2.8% 29.0%
Off campus 435 11689 40647
97.8% 97.2% 71.0%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
445 12025 57262
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

7.9. First person in immediate family to attend college Northland Community
and Technical College
AA institutions

All U.S. institutions
No 336 8219 40776
75.2% 68.3% 71.2%
Yes 103 3566 15510
23.0% 29.6% 27.1%
Prefer not to answer 8 252 999
1.8% 2.1% 1.7%
Total respondent count
(Percentages sum to 100%)
447 12037 57285
100.0% 100.0% 100.0%