ERIC Number: ED370532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Utah Educational Technology Initiative Year Two Evaluation: Program Implementation, Computer Acquisition and Placement, and Computer Use.
Mergendoller, John R.; And Others
This evaluation report describes program implementation, computer acquisition and placement, and computer use during the second year (1991-92) of the Utah Educational Technology Initiative (ETI). In addition, it discusses the various ways computers are used in Utah schools and reports the opinions and experiences of ETI coordinators in the 12 school districts closest to Salt Lake City. The five chapters are as follows: (1) "An Overview of the Utah Educational Technology Initiative and this Evaluation" addresses Utah's financial commitments to educational improvement through educational technology, previous evaluation reports, and data sources for this report; (2) "ETI Implementation during the 1991-1992 School Year" discusses comments of ETI coordinators, influences on ETI development and implementation, teachers' use of technology for instruction, and inservice training; (3) "Computer-Assisted Instruction: A Continuum of Instructional Use" considers school reform and educational technology, the continuum of computer use, and software tools; (4) "The Impact of ETI Funding on Computer Access during the 1991-1992 School Year" describes computer access and location, student/computer ratios 1989-92, and computer type and location; and (5) "Feedback and Networking Meetings" presents a summary of participants' concerns regarding inservice, software, hardware, technical support, the ETI project office, colleges of education, legislative funding, and vendors. The appendix contains the school questionnaire and evaluation feedback data from the Alpine School District. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Districts, School Surveys, Schools of Education, State Programs, Tables (Data), Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Authoring Institution: Beryl Buck Inst. for Education, Novato, CA.
Identifiers: Computer Coordinators; Training Needs; Utah
Note: For related documents, see IR 016 640 and IR 016 648-649.