ERIC Number: ED253811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Opinions from a Sample of Counselor Educators about Microcomputers.
Within counselor education, attention to computer-assisted instruction, and to the use of microcomputers is just beginning. To collect information about counselor educators' use of microcomputers and to solicit opinions about the possible influence of this technology on counselor education curriculum and programming, a questionnaire was sent to 180 counselor educators stratified by rank and degree program; 88 questionnaires were returned. A shortened version was sent to those who had not replied in the first sample and to a new sample of 90 persons, producing an additional 73 returns for an overall sample of 161. Results showed that a microcomputer was available at work to 72.3 percent of the respondents. Of that group, 59.1 percent used the equipment for one or more purposes. Of those who used a microcomputer at work, 75.4 percent did word processing. The next most common usage (50.7 percent) was instructional enhancement. The curricular components most often mentioned as likely to change were career/educational information (N=38), measurement/evaluation (N=24), and research/statistics (N=23). Interactive programs were mentioned by six respondents. Forty-eight respondents indicated they were investigating acquiring a personal system, 47 stated plans to take a course, workshop or other training, and 27 stated they had no plans to develop any microcomputer involvement. While the opinions of counselor educators were diverse, there were no differences across rank/age groups or programs. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (2nd, Jackson Hole, WY, October 4-6, 1984).