ERIC Number: ED330324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Idaho Survey of the Educational Applications of Communications Technology: An Analysis.
Nelson, Steve; Sommer, Andy
This report, which compiles the results of 89 superintendent district-level surveys and 315 building surveys, was a combined effort of the Idaho Department of Education, the Idaho Division of Vocational Education, and the Rural Education Program at Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. Its purpose is to provide an initial framework for planning and policy-making in future educational technology efforts in Idaho. The three objectives of the surveys were to: (1) determine the current level of communications technology in Idaho elementary and secondary schools; (2) establish the potential and readiness for communications capability across Idaho schools; and (3) identify specific priorities of local school districts for communications technology applications in administration, staff development, and student instruction. Major findings of the study include information on computer uses in education, delivery systems, and course offerings at rural schools. The superintendents' and building survey results are discussed separately; the survey instruments themselves are appended, with responses. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology, Rural Schools, School Districts, State Departments of Education, State Surveys, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR, Rural Education Program.