I was just looking at the â€śTwin Cities Student Educational Technology Survey 2007â€? conducted by the campus Digital Media Center and thought this was an interesting finding:
Though they learn new technologies easily, students are not technical sophisticates and will sometimes need help. Given studentsâ€™ busy schedules and exploratory learning styles, they will appreciate support that is available on demand and at all hours. Instructors may want to consider making available on a course Web site links to such things as software usage guides, troubleshooting information, and helpline telephone numbers.
Are students expected to know a specific computer program for your class? The library can help you link students to the necessary resources. We have access to many online software manuals through our e-book collectionâ€”especially Safari Books Online.
I can create a Library Page for your students linking to resources that can assist them with learning technologies. Send me an email or give me a call if you have questions or would like to set up a page.