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ERIC Number: ED259462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-1
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Methodology for Training Administrators to Use Microcomputers in Educational Administration.
Comerford, James P.; Carlson, Margaret
This paper describes the approach taken by the Office of Compensatory Education of the Michigan Department of Education to provide microcomputer training to Chapter 1 administrators. It reports on the two objectives of the study to evaluate the effects of the training program: (1) to assess the short term effects of teaching administrators to use an electronic spreadsheet program, and (2) to determine the amount and frequency of training necessary to enable educators to use a generic program in administering their programs. A series of six 1-day workshops were conducted in the spring of 1984. Immediately after each workshop, an anonymous questionnaire was administered to all participants asking them to evaluate the effectiveness of the workshop. Three months thereafter, a telephone survey was administered to a random sample of 25 percent of the participants to evaluate the workshop in retrospect. Results indicated that the workshops met the perceived needs of participants and were sufficient to get them started in using a spreadsheet for a predetermined purpose. Workshop success depended upon the availability of at least one computer per two participants, a small teacher-student ratio, and a perceived need of the participants to use the software being taught. Tables of results and a summary of open-ended comments are appended. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I