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ERIC Number: ED260686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Pages: 10
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Canadian Community College Computer Usage Survey, May 1983.
Gee, Michael Dennis
This survey was conducted to provide information on the level of computer usage in Canadian community colleges. A 19-question form was mailed to the deans of instruction in 175 Canadian public community colleges identified as such by Statistics Canada. Of these, 111 colleges returned their surveys (a 63% response rate), and the results were processed by the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Questions representing the focus of the survey included queries on the amount of computer utilization for instruction in specific institutions; whether these are mainframe, mini or micro; how many of each computer exist; their brand names; sources for software; software languages used; computer literacy level of instructors; and whether general attitudes toward computers in the classroom environment are positive. It was found that: (1) a resounding number of colleges have microcomputers; almost 70% have at least 10, with many having over 20; (2) word processing activities are restricted to only one-third of the colleges' main or mini computers; and (3) only one-fourth of the instructors are computer literate. A call for the development of a provincial/national scheme for the use of microcomputers in educational institutions concludes the paper. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada