ERIC Number: ED329240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Self-Directed Computer Training Program for El Camino College Faculty.
McAllister, Donald F.
The purposes of this study were to: (1) establish existing computer literacy levels among faculty members at El Camino College, California; (2) determine the principal obstacles to self-directed computer training, along with strategies designed to overcome these obstacles; and (3) develop recommendations concerning the structure of self-directed, independent study computer training programs for faculty at El Camino College. Faculty members were surveyed to identify their attitudes toward independent study computer training programs, and the willingness of faculty groups to take formal versus self-directed computer training. Obstacles to computer training programs and strategies needed to overcome those obstacles were identified by the survey group. Results of the survey also indicated that significant differences in computer literacy rates exist between academic departments. The implications for improvement of educational practice arising from this project is that computer literacy rates may be increased through self-directed, independent study computer training programs. Appended materials include the Obstacle and Strategy Questionnaires (both Delphi studies); the Computer Usage Survey Questionnaire; listings of college staff development programs in computer technology for El Camino College and Ferris State University; and a brief biography of the author. (90 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: El Camino College CA
Note: Ed.D. Major Applied Research Project, Nova University.