ERIC Number: ED247907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-23
Personal Computer Instruction for University Faculty.
A survey was conducted in the fall of 1983 to investigate the provision of programs for faculty in microcomputer use at 30 southern and southeastern universities whose libraries were members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. Each participating university was sent a description of a 10-week set of seminars on personal computing for Memphis State University (MSU) faculty and a letter requesting information on any similar programs at that university. Of the 23 (76.6%) universities responding, 4 reported no faculty computer literacy program of any kind, while the remaining 19 reported a wide range of instructional formats for such programs. Only two universities offered a segmented, multiple-session course in microcomputer instruction similar to the MSU course, though one series of four hour-long sessions was reported. Morning and afternoon workshops were the most common instructional format, followed by the existence of a microcomputer lab located either in a computer center or in colleges or schools. No dominant pattern of organizational locus of microcomputer instruction was evident, although computer centers were most commonly cited. This report includes extracts from letters and printed statements from respondents to indicate the variety of programs offered, and lists one reference. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Mid-Year Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (13th, Bloomington, IN, May 23, 1984).