I had a great day at Northwestern Michigan College on Tuesday, January 6 for their spring semester opening day. They have a great professional development project this semester called Learning 2.0 where they (at least 40 people so far) will learn together about many of the Web 2.0 tools that can be used effectively in higher education.
Update: 95 people in Learning 2.0 as of 1/12/09. Cool!!
About 130 people were in the audience using clickers. I gathered info about their uses of Web 2.0 tools and other things related to using technology. Here are a few of the results (much more in the slides embedded above.)
- 65% file their income taxes online, but only 1% use Dogster.
- 32% have taught an online class, but 53% have taken an online class.
- There is an overall disagreement about whether the Digital Net-Gennials have the characteristics that the “experts” say they have (slide 42). (Yes, those quotes are intentional.)
- 95% of the audience had a cell phone, with almost 2/3 of them using text messaging on their cell. 7% own an iPhone.
I’m going to analyze the info in a bit more detail and make another post later on. I’ll also be posting info soon about my visit to Bay College in Escanaba, MI.