ERIC Number: ED250050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Staff Computer Literacy in the Community College: A Resource Inventory and Directory, 1984.
In spring 1984, a survey was undertaken to determine what activities were being conducted by member institutions of the League for Innovation in the Community College to help staff members become more comfortable with and knowledgeable about computers. League members were asked to provide information on the current level of computer usage among various employee groups; overall planning for staff computer literacy; the focus of computer literacy programs; specific activities and methods used and projected; and conclusions drawn regarding the effectiveness of various approaches to computer literacy training. Study findings, based on information about 40 of the 55 League colleges, included the following: (1) the majority of respondents estimated that less than 30% of the employees, with the exception of office support personnel, used computers in their daily work; (2) the lowest use level was among instructional personnel for classroom management; (3) most colleges had a beginning structure for computer literacy, and one-third had earmarked money specifically for computer literacy for staff; (4) the focus of staff computer literacy efforts was clearly on microcomputers; and (5) the two leading methods for promoting computer literacy were to send employees to regular computer courses through fee payment and tuition waivers and to allow staff to use microcomputers in labs. Summaries of computer literacy activities by college, the survey instrument, and survey responses regarding computer literacy approaches are included. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.; League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Women in Community and Junior Colleges. Phoenix, AZ. Inst. for Leadership Development.
Note: A League Fellows Project.