ERIC Number: ED244571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Computing Literacy for Educational Administrators.
Sloan, Lynda; Halaris, Antony
Computing literacy programs at Iona College are discussed, including developments since 1979. Information is provided on the college's computing facilities, software resources, competencies defined before and after 1980, and program funding. Additionally, a computer literacy program for administrators is considered in detail. The following concerns regarding the program for administrators are covered: the content and structure, study units, applications systems that were used, components that were evaluated, factors that influenced participation in the program, the background of participants, hardware and software that were used, and a followup study of behavioral change in participants. Additionally, attention is directed to a proposed strategy for promoting computing literacy, refining the definition of computing literacy, and revising the syllabus for administrators. Conclusions include the following: administrators are interested in a computing literacy program; a marked attitudinal change among the administrator participants has occurred whereby they are integrating computing into their daily professional activities; and the majority of administrators are still in the early stages of computer literacy and are not yet ready to make computing part of their basic mode of operating. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Iona College NY
Note: In: Information Resources and the Individual. Proceedings of the CAUSE National Conference (San Francisco, CA, December 11-14, 1983). Boulder, CO, CAUSE, 1984, p. 405-416. For the complete proceedings, see HE 017 245.