ERIC Number: ED327168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
The Electronic Classroom in Higher Education: A Case for Change.
Johnston, Jerome; Gardner, Susan
This document contains the transcript of a 1986-1987 videotape of case studies at five institutions representing the broad range of postsecondary education: a research university (The University of Michigan), a comprehensive regional university (Eastern Michigan University), a community college (Washtenaw Community College), and two liberal arts colleges (Denison University and Kenyon College). The case studies were conducted in an effort to gauge the types of computer usage, instructional problems using computers, the impact of computer assisted instruction on student learning, the role of computers in higher education, issues involved in computerizing a campus, and a host of other related issues. All interviews were videotaped and diverse perspectives were compiled and edited into a coherent summary. This transcript examines the changing character of instruction in writing, foreign languages, natural and social sciences, mathematics, and professional training, as well as the costs of computing and providing computing resources. Appendices contain a description of the case study design, interview guides, videotape index, case study synopses, and faculty census form. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research to Improve Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, Ann Arbor, MI.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.