ERIC Number: ED278363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Use of Electronic Information Technologies for Non-School Learning in American Households. Report of Findings from the 1985 Home Information Technology Study (HITS).
Riccobono, John A.
One of two reports on the 1985 Home Information Technology Study (HITS), a national survey conducted to provide insights into the role played by educational technologies in out-of-school learning, this volume provides current estimates of the availability and accessibility of information technologies and related program materials in American households, and examines how, by whom, and to what extent these household technologies/resources are used for informal learning. The first of five major sections in this report, the introduction provides background information on the study and a description of the survey methodology. Detailed analyses of the data are then presented in separate sections for: (1) the general household availability of technological equipment and program materials to persons in the four age groups; (2) the use of technology/educational material for nonschool learning by children and adults; and (3) attitudes toward various information resources/technologies for different types of learning, and how these attitudes differ among and between users and nonusers of these materials. The fifth section provides a summary of the major findings and conclusions drawn from the data analyses. Appended materials include copies of the HITS survey questionnaire (interview) items; a summary of the HITS study design and procedures; and a brief discussion of the precision of reported estimates and generalized standard errors. (BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related report, see IR 012 550.