ERIC Number: ED220147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Computer Survey of Florida Community Colleges.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Junior Colleges.
A survey of the 28 Florida community colleges was conducted to determine the type and amount of computer hardware and software used at each college and to obtain colleges' evaluation of their own administrative software. Responses from 27 colleges revealed that: (1) of the 26 colleges with administrative data processing systems, 13 had IBM systems and 8 had Burroughs computer systems; (2) all of the colleges provided data processing instruction, 16 colleges employed computer-managed instruction (CMI), 9 colleges offered computer-assisted instruction (CAI), and 5 colleges used the PLATO system for CAI; and (3) a total of 458 microcomputers were used at the colleges, with none in use at five schools. The bulk of the survey report consists of tables indicating the sites using IBM, Burroughs, and other hardware; the particular software packages that were rated highly for their use with financial, personnel, facilities, library, student/course, and miscellaneous data; hardware used for data processing instruction; CMI and CAI systems used; and the extent of microcomputer use in Florida's community colleges. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Junior Colleges.