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ERIC Number: ED306422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-5
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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A National Study of Microcomputer Use in Industrial Engineering and Management Education in Taiwan, Republic of China.
Duo, Jeong-Feong; Yuen, Steve Chi-Yin
A study investigated the availability and current use of microcomputers in industrial engineering and management education in Taiwan, Republic of China. It gathered information about the knowledge, interests, and attitudes of industrial engineering and management instructors toward microcomputers and their opinions regarding a number of computer-related topics. Data were collected through a questionnaire mailed to 221 instructors in the 19 colleges and universities in Taiwan. Responses were received from 155. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used in the data analyses. Findings indicated that many of the instructors had received some microcomputer training; they were somewhat informed about computer knowledge; they were interested in acquiring computer skills and knowledge; and they were overwhelmingly in favor of the use of microcomputers in industrial engineering and management education. More than one-half owned a microcomputer; most had microcomputers available for their own use and/or student use in their programs; more than 60 percent were dissatisfied with the number of microcomputers available in their programs; and the majority were dissatisfied with the quantity and quality of software. No single characteristic strongly distinguished microcomputer users from nonusers. Instructors with greater exposure to microcomputers has more positive attitudes to microcomputers. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan