ERIC Number: ED393440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Technology Survey of New Hampshire Schools, 1994-95. Summary of Results.
Center for Resource Management, Hampton, NH.
In October 1994, the New Hampshire Department of Education, in conjunction with the Legislative Study Committee on Interactive Communications, conducted a survey to determine the technology infrastructure of New Hampshire Schools. The survey elicited information about technology plans, instructional and administrative use of personal computers and other technologies, student-to-computer ratios, video signal reception, backbone media, networking services, technology support personnel, staff development for technology, and uses of technology in various settings. Surveys were received from 447 of 459 public schools, representing 95.8% of the 1994-95 public school enrollment. Findings include: (1) 38% of schools reported having completed a technology plan; (2) schools reported a total of 21,074 computers, 11,397 (58.8%) of them in classrooms; (3) the New Hampshire ratio of students to computers is lower (1:9.6) than the national ratio (1:12.16); (4) 42.5% of buildings have cable television reception; (5) 29% of schools reported having a local area network connection, while 32% had some kind of Internet access; (6) library media specialists and technology coordinators provide most technology support; (7) the most frequently cited opportunities for staff development were workshops (88.7%); and (8) computers were used most frequently for word processing (92%), drill and practice (82%), computer assisted instruction (74%), and desktop publishing (67%). Five figures illustrate the data, and appended tables offer some general statistical data about the responding school districts. (BEW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.
Authoring Institution: Center for Resource Management, Hampton, NH.
Identifiers: New Hampshire; Telecommunications Infrastructure
Note: Contains tables which may not reproduce clearly.