ERIC Number: ED265829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of the Computer in Louisiana Schools. Fourth Annual Report. Bulletin 1679, Revised.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Office of Research and Development.
Designed to follow up a 1981-82 study which established base line information on microcomputers and their use for K-12 schools in Louisiana and two subsequent annual surveys, this report presents information for the 1984-85 school year. After a brief introduction describing the population surveyed and instruments used, survey findings are summarized; figures are based on responses from 911 schools (61%) and 65 local education agencies (98%). Detailed survey results are then presented in 17 data tables which show: (1) institutions not using computers in instruction; (2) percentage of schools using and not using computers between the years 1981 and 1985; (3) computer utilization by grade levels; (4) distribution of computer use in the schools across subject areas; (5) total number of computers in the schools, 1981-1985; (6) number of computers by make and model; (7) functional use of computers and number of students served; (8) demographics of students taking courses which utilize computers; (9) number of schools with special programs that encourage girls or special education students to use computers; (10) number of schools with access to district computer planning; (11) selected locations of computers within schools; (12) computer software sources; (13) sources of computer equipment maintenance; (13) average and total number of teachers receiving computer training; (14) number of schools using other technologies in conjunction with computers; (15) sources of funds for computers; (16) number of schools reporting various sources of funds used to purchase computers; and (17) number of schools by type purchasing computers from the state contract. Also included are five recommendations for the Louisiana Department of Education, the survey instrument, and four appendices which provide raw data from the survey. (JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; 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