ERIC Number: ED344645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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The Development of a Model Faculty Training Program To Promote the Integration of Technology into the Curriculum.
Lever, Judy C.
In 1992, a practicum was undertaken to identify and implement a series of technology training strategies, providing faculty with the ability to improve the integration of technology into the curriculum. The setting was a multi-campus, two-year, state-supported community college with five campuses and numerous outreach centers. Objectives included the following: (1) an increase in faculty computer literacy; (2) an increase in the awareness of technology applications; (3) an increase in the utilization of technology; and (4) the creation of a replicable training model. The training program was undertaken and evaluated in two diverse training environments. Achievement of training objectives was measured through post-training self-assessment. The assessment instrument was mailed to approximately 60 faculty members who had participated in at least one technology workshop. Of these, 28 responded. Results indicated that objectives one, two, and four were clearly met and that objective three was apparently met, although this was not as clearly evidenced and supported as were the other three. During the implementation phase, a number of individual, group, and campus training strategies were selected and tested in both environments. Faculty needs were assessed, and appropriate strategies were implemented in response to them. For both environments, literacy, awareness, and utilization increased as a result of the program. Overall, the identified and implemented strategies formed the basis of a sound model training program for technology integration. The bulk of the report consists of 17 appendixes containing materials utilized at all stages of the practicum, including an instructional technology 5-year plan, needs assessment forms, curriculum materials, and evaluation instruments. Includes 13 references. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Practicums, Professional Training, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Groups), Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Ed.D Practicum, Nova University.