ERIC Number: ED278369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Technology in Higher Education. A National Study of the Educational Uses of Telecommunications Technology in American Colleges and Universities.
Riccobono, John A.
This report summarizes the results of the 1985 Higher Education Utilization Study (HEUS-85), which provides current estimates of the availability, use, and support of instructional telecommunications technologies--video, audio, and computers--in the nation's colleges and universities, and describes the availability and use patterns of these technologies in teacher preparation programs. The first of six major sections presents a general discussion of technology use in education and an overview of the study, which involved a survey by mail questionnaire with telephone follow-up interviews of individuals who were most knowledgeable about (1) instructional uses of video and audio technologies, (2) the instructional uses of computers, and (3) the institution's teacher preparation program (where applicable). Separate questionnaires for each of the three groups of respondents were sent to 2,830 public and private two- and four-year postsecondary collegiate institutions, 1,202 of which had teacher education programs. The second section provides a summary of the major findings based on responses from 85% of the video/audio group, 86% from the computer group, and 92% from the teacher education group. The third section considers the availability of instructional technologies and program materials as reported by the survey respondents. The use of technologies for instruction is discussed in the fourth section, and the fifth addresses questions about support for instructional technology, including funding, personnel, and consortia membership and services. The sixth section focuses on the availability and use patterns of video, audio, and computer technologies in teacher education programs. Appended materials include the three questionnaires; a description of the survey design and procedures; and a list of members of the Study Advisory Committee. (DJR)
Descriptors: Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Interviews, National Surveys, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Education Programs, Teleconferencing, Telecourses, Use Studies
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1111 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($7.00).
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.