ERIC Number: ED327145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Technological Aids in Teaching and Learning.
Gordon, George; And Others
This paper discusses a survey of 339 teachers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. The purpose of the survey was to: (1) evaluate the impact of educational technology on teaching and learning at the university; (2) ascertain those areas where staff training and development were required; and (3) determine ways in which both teaching and learning could become more efficacious through the appropriate use of educational technology. Responses pertaining to the impact of educational technology revealed that while most teachers believe that slides, films, and computers would be appropriate aids to teaching, only overhead projectors are used with any frequency by both teachers and students. Responses pertaining to staff development needs revealed that the major areas for concentration are production of overhead projector materials and training in computer skills, computer usage, and computer/classroom integration. Finally, it was determined that several barriers would have to be removed before innovative instructional materials could be used appropriately, including lack of time available to develop innovations; ill-equipped facilities; scarcity of relevant hardware and software; and lack of knowledge, resources, and materials. (5 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Strathclyde Univ., Glasgow (Scotland).
Note: Product of the Centre for Academic Practice. For a related report, see IR 014 770.