ERIC Number: ED265828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of the Computer in Louisiana Schools. Bulletin 1679.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Office of Research and Development.
In order to establish base line information on microcomputers and their use for K-12 schools in Louisiana, the State Department of Education measured the current status of the use of computers in the public schools of the state. Two different forms were used for the survey, one designed to collect information on the instructional use of the computer in the schools, and the second designed to examine the central office data processing activities. A total of 66 local education agencies (LEAs) were contacted by the State Department of Education; 51 responded by returning the instrument. Results indicate the following: (1) 40 LEAs (78% of the respondents) have microcomputers in one or more schools; (2) 30% of the schools in the responding LEAs are using computers in instruction; (3) all grade levels--K-12--are involved, with the most involvement at the highest grade level; (4) the computer is used most in mathematics classes; (5) the Tandy Corporation's TRS-80 computers were the most widely used (54%), and Apple came next with 25%; and (6) inservice teacher training was ranked the most important need by 70% of the respondents, followed by software and hardware information as second and third in importance. Eleven data tables summarize survey findings, and sample survey instruments are appended. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Office of Research and Development.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana