ERIC Number: ED207152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Use of Computers for Instructional Purposes in Ontario Schools.
Lawton, Stephen B.; McLean, Robert S.
A survey undertaken in June 1980 sought to determine the types of computers used for instructional purposes in the Ontario schools. A brief questionnaire was sent to elementary and secondary schools, both public and private. The study revealed that the present use of computers in instruction is confined almost exclusively to secondary schools. Seventy-four percent of the responding secondary schools reported using computers for instructional purposes, though the percentage varies widely by region. Use of computers is highest in the most populous regions and is also related to school enrollment. The elementary schools reported using only micro computers, but at the secondary level all types of computers proved popular. A primary recommendation of the study is the establishment of more uniform access to computers in secondary schools. Decisions about the type of computer provided must be based upon individual schools' needs and resources. Appended are a sample questionnaire and tables presenting survey results. (Author/WD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: N/A