ERIC Number: ED352014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Expands in New York State Schools.
Technology Applications Quarterly, v1 n4 Spr-Sum 1990
The results of two statewide surveys, the fall 1989 Basic Educational Data System (BEDS) survey and surveys of school district use of the services at the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Regional Information and Computer Centers, dramatically underscore the continued expansion and use of technology for instructional and management applications in New York State's school districts. Results from these surveys indicate that: the total number of microcomputers in public and nonpublic schools increased by 15,817 from fall 1988 to fall 1989 with most of the growth occurring in public schools; 56% of microcomputers in the schools are the Apple II series; there is a growing trend in the networking of computers through file servers and the use of tool applications and CD-ROM disks; 4,405 of the computers in the schools are equipped with adaptive devices which are necessary to increase the access of students with handicapping conditions; there are 454 schools using the State Education Department's Technology Network Ties (TNT) System; 1,969,720 students and 84,119 teachers regularly use microcomputers for instructional purposes; video hardware, programming and production are used as well as microcomputers to support the teaching/learning environment; access to public television and cable television has increased in the schools; 527 schools are involved in distance learning activities; and 562 school districts currently use at least one student or financial management service provided by BOCES. (ALF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Technology Applications.
Identifiers: New York