ERIC Number: ED218704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Arizona Public School Practices and Needs for Computer Assisted Instruction.
Bitter, Gary G.
A survey of 46 Arizona school districts revealed that the districts use computer assisted instruction most frequently in language courses; 37 percent of the responding districts use microcomputers, but 45 percent of all microcomputers are used in only one district; use of microcomputers is planned for both administration and instruction; and respondents are interested in programs helping them more fully utilize microcomputers. The survey questionnaire also asked respondents to list computer assisted instruction programs that they could share or develop with other school districts and problems with which the Arizona State University Microcomputer Laboratory could assist districts. It was concluded from the survey that Arizona school districts are interested in educational applications of microcomputer technology but are finding utilization difficult because of lack of trained personnel and effective software. Several responses to the needs identified in the survey were recommended: courses in the educational use of computers for education majors; inservice programs on computer familiarization; workshops for software development; a program to assist districts in instructional and academic program development, educational use of microcomputers, and hardware selection; and presentations at administrator conferences and inservice programs to promote administrator computer literacy. The questionnaire is appended. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: This study was initiated by the Working Group on Microcomputers in Education, College of Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. For a related document, see EA 014 626.