ERIC Number: ED343577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Technology: Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade.
Steinhaus, Kurt A.
This report presents the findings and conclusions of a study of educational technology in New Mexico schools. Designed to provide baseline information to the New Mexico Education Technology Planning Committee, the results of the study will also be used to help make statewide planning decisions concerning educational technology. The findings indicate that: (1) there is a wide range in the level of available educational technology among individual schools; (2) microcomputers are the predominant technological medium currently in use, with audioplayers and television next; (3) distance learning options for most students are limited, with only 10% of the schools having a modem for telecommunications; (4) long range plans for integrating technology need to be developed at each school site; (5) students most often use software for practice, tutorials, and word processing, teachers for word processing, and administrators for instructional management and administrative tasks; (6) the need for staff development is high, particularly in the form of training in computer skills for teachers; (7) funding for educational technology comes from a variety of sources, of which one is the school district; (8) about 85% of the educational technology equipment is well maintained and in good repair; and (9) there is a wide variety of innovative technology applications in both rural and urban schools throughout the state. The report includes a discussion of the design of the study, an inventory of computer use, discussions of curriculum and staff development, and a description of funding efforts. A glossary of terms and a list of schools that responded to the survey are appended. (18 charts) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Identifiers: New Mexico
Note: For a related report, see IR 015 487.