Project Vision Component
Flashlight Project Realization
|Develop similar I.T. uses
for on-campus and off-campus students (and for professionals in the larger
||Most of the CSI questions
are general enough for use in campus-based or distance (distributed) programs,
or in studies that look at both.
a wider range of students (and faculty) each reach a wider range of intellectual
tools and resources.
CSI has several sections of items looking at the Web, and virtually of
it can be used for studies of how technology use can makes education more
or less accessible.
students learn real world skills that are partly dependent on technology
has a section on the use of real world tools and their implications for
broad patterns of teaching and learning (e.g., creative work; informal
collaboration). The CSI has relatively few questions that are content or
to widen access (e.g., to students whose time on campus is limited; students
CSI has several sections specific to these access concerns. However, it
needs to be strengthened in the area of students with disabilities.
institutions' ability to compete for students.
CSI helps describe the successes (and problems) face by currently enrolled
students; such data can sometimes be used for recruiting. We're looking
for examples of instruments that can help institutions gather data from
tools that can beused in ways that can improve faculty-student interaction,
student-student interaction, active learning, time on task and other practices
that research shows are usually correlated with improved learning outcomes.
is the heart of the Flashlight Current Student Inventory: questions about
these practices and about what happens when faculty and students use technology.
Learning outcomes are addressed in only a minor way by the CSI. We are
planning to develop a pair of tool kits for studying outcomes for students
who have completed a course of study.