ERIC Number: ED263907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
1983-1984 Statewide Computer Survey. Final Report.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
To establish base line information on microcomputers and their use for K-12 schools in South Carolina, the State Office of Instructional Technology of the Department of Education conducted a survey of individual schools and school districts. Two different forms were used for the survey, one requiring the principal's signature, and one requiring the superintendent's signature. In all, 1,124 schools and 92 school districts were sent survey forms. Survey questions were designed to determine the need for computer assistance and training, types of software and languages utilized, and subject areas and instructional modes for which computers were being used. A total of 1,112 school and 92 district forms were received for a 98% and 100% response rate respectively. The survey showed that: (1) school district administrators and school principals agreed on the need to highlight classroom uses and teaching techniques as the top priority for computer services from the Department of Education; (2) district staff educators were rated as 40% computer literate, while certified school faculty were rated as 14% computer literate; (3) the combined total of school district and school expenditures for computer hardware and software from 1979-84 was $9,525,561, of which 89% was expended for hardware and 11% for software; and (4) the most used software in both district offices and schools was commercially written. Survey questions and findings, including data tables, are also included. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina