ERIC Number: ED333860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Five Year Trends in Computer Students' Attitudes and Skill-Levels.
Von Holzen, Roger Lee; Price, Robert V.
Since the fall of 1985, teacher education students in the state of Texas have been required to take a computer literacy course as part of their certification requirements. Since 1986, students entering into Texas Tech University's College of Education's computer literacy course (EDIT 2318) have been surveyed each fall semester. The purpose of this study was to examine the survey results for trends. The major findings of the study were an increase in the positive attitude among the students toward computers and a corresponding increase in their perception of their own computer-related skills. However, a significant correlation was found between gender and computer-related skills and attitudes toward computers, and it was recommended that an attempt be made to incorporate strategies to alleviate this difference in the course. A copy of the survey questionnaire is appended. (18 charts, 21 references) (Author/BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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