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ERIC Number: ED086271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 32
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An Analysis of Computer Utilization for Administration and Instruction in the Florida Community College System.
Wesolowski, Zdzislaw P.; And Others
To determine the degree of computer utilization for administrative and instructional purposes at Polk Community College, a comparative study was made of the 26 Florida community colleges that have computer systems in order to ascertain: (1) the extent of computer utilization for administration and instruction, and (2) the cost of the computer hardware and personnel. Seven hypotheses were tested. Questionnaires were mailed to presidents of the 26 colleges, with a response rate of 100%. A total of 21 questionnaires were utilized in the tabulation and computation. The t and chi-square tests were used to validate the questionnaire data. Results of the data analysis showed: (1) there was a significant difference in the number of computer applications between the smaller and larger Florida community colleges, and a significant difference between Polk Community College and all the other colleges; (2) there was a significant difference between administrative costs of the Polk Community College computer center and the other colleges with similar FTE size; (3) there was no significant difference between the costs of the computer centers; (4) there was no significant difference between mean costs per application and the number of applications in colleges with similar FTE size; (5) there was no significant difference between the cost of applications and the size of the memory core in community colleges with similar FTE size; and (6) there was no significant difference in the utilization, annual budget, and size of the memory core at colleges with similar FTE size. (For related document see JC 740 024, 026, 027.) (DB)
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Identifiers - Location: Florida