ERIC Number: ED342364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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The Expansion of Technology in New York State's Schools.
Stoll, Peter F.
New York State School Boards Association Journal, p8-12 Aug 1990
The results of two recent statewide surveys dramatically underscore the continued expansion and use of technology for instructional and management applications in New York State's school districts. The first survey is the fall 1989 Basic Educational Data System (BEDS) School Data Form Survey, which is completed annually by all public and nonpublic schools. The BEDS Survey requires schools to report on microcomputer, video, and distance education resources. Results of this survey indicate that microcomputers have increased in number primarily in the public schools, with 15,817 new computers in 1 year. A majority of the microcomputers in schools are the Apple II series. Computers were shown to be used both to assist learning and to manage instruction. The use of educational television and distance education are also reported to be on the rise with 91,605 teachers who use video for instruction and 527 schools involved in distance education activities. The second survey is the annual survey of BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) regional information centers (RICs) and regional computer centers (RCCs). This survey of school district use of computer management services found that 562 school districts are currently using at least 1 student or financial management service, and that use of such services through an online mode of delivery had increased from 341 districts in 1984-85 to 406 districts in 1987-89. Data are presented in both tabular and narrative formats. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: New York