ERIC Number: ED248875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of the Microcomputer Labs, 1983 January to June. A Special Report to the Deputy Superintendent.
Hunter, Susanne M.
This study evaluated the multi-use concept and impact of 30 microcomputers in 2 laboratories of 15 microcomputers each, which were placed in 8 Vancouver, British Columbia, elementary schools for 5 weeks each between January and June 1983. Approximately 2,780 elementary students and 120 elementary teachers, 300 district teacher inservice participants, and 90 night school students were exposed to the microlabs. Feedback on school use, staff professional development, night school, and general issues was obtained through small discussion groups in four pilot schools and through surveys in the remaining four schools. The host school teachers and administrators, the inservice instructors and participants, and the night school instructors and students all reported having a successful experience with the microlabs. Teachers and administrators of the host schools expressed a desire to keep the microlabs and were anxious to know when the microlabs would return to their schools. This report includes a detailed description of the study and three appendices reporting the reactions of the three groups of microlab users. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Vancouver School Board (British Columbia).