ERIC Number: ED396725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Profiling Computing Coordinators.
Edwards, Sigrid; Morton, Allan
The people responsible for managing school computing resources in Australia have become known as Computing Coordinators. To date there has been no large systematic study of the role, responsibilities and characteristics of this position. This paper represents a first attempt to provide information on the functions and attributes of the Computing Coordinators in New South Wales (Australia) secondary schools. A questionnaire was distributed to Computing Coordinators in 141 (46.8% return) non-governmental secondary schools located in metropolitan Sydney, Australia. Questions were grouped into five sections; the section discussed in this paper focused on information about the nature of the person holding the position of Computing Coordinator, including: personal characteristics; training and qualifications; teaching experience; computing experience; designation; and functions. The study identified 12 trends as representative of the sample. Based on these trends, 5 recommendations were made to promote a more professional perspective to the role of Computing Coordinator. Eleven tables depict survey responses. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (Sydney); Computer Coordinators; Computer Resources
Note: In: Learning Technologies: Prospects and Pathways. Selected papers from EdTech '96 Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Educational Technology (Melbourne, Australia, July 7-10, 1996); see IR 017 931.