DIT believes that technology has the power to transform academic and research practices. To support this vision, we continuously analyze how faculty, students, and staff are engaging with digital technology. DIT uses data from the systems it supports and from the students, faculty, and staff we serve to inform everything from business decisions to training to strategic plans. Learn about some highlighted projects below. For previous work, please see our publications and presentations page.
Exploring the Transition to Online Learning, Teaching, and Working | Student, Faculty, and Staff Surveys
Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland, College Park were invited to complete surveys on their transitions to online learning, teaching and working in Spring 2020 and again in Fall 2020 to inform planning, training, and outreach. The survey administration, analysis, and reporting was a collaborative effort, involving many units across campus. UMD community members can learn the main themes that emerge in the reports of the student, faculty, and staff surveys.
Academic Technology Systems and Services Report
Each semester, the Academic Technology and Innovation team collects, analyzes, and reports data on the usage and availability of technologies used for learning and teaching. The report included everything from the number of hotspots loaned to the number of faculty consultations to the number of available ELMS-Canvas courses. Click below to learn more from our Spring 2021 mid-term report.
Technological Readiness for Learning/Teaching Remotely Survey
In March 2020, faculty, staff, and students at the University of Maryland, College Park were invited to complete the Technological Readiness for Learning/Teaching Remotely Survey in anticipation of the university transitioning to remote learning/instruction due to COVID-19. The survey included sections on access to technology outside of the University of Maryland, College Park campus, familiarity with and use of the ELMS-Canvas platform, and demographic information. The goal of the survey was to assess the readiness of students, faculty, and staff for online learning and instruction, including identifying potential challenges and issues that could affect the academic experience.
Did you know that DIT provides many types of software to the UMD community at terpware.umd.edu? See which ones are the most popular among students, faculty, and staff! For a printable version, please download our Software Licensing infographic.
Wireless has been on campus for over 20 years and is now an integral part of UMD teaching, learning, and research. See how wireless technology on campus has changed during the past two decades! For a printable version, please download our Wireless Technology infographic.
The Division of IT’s Research Technology team provides resources and partners with cutting edge research across campus, whether their data be big, small, or somewhere in between. Learn about the researchers who rely on Research Technology services and what they use from a survey administered by the Academic Technology Experience team. For a printable version, please download our Research Technology infographic.
DIT Systems and Services
Click on the infographic below to learn about the breadth of systems and services provided by DIT! For a printable version, please download our DIT Systems & Services 2016 infographic.