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ERIC Number: ED364273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Pages: 80
Abstractor: N/A
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Planning for Educational Technology: A Survey of Sinclair Community College Faculty.
Alonzo, Adam
In June 1993, all 274 full-time faculty members at Sinclair Community College (SCC), in Ohio were surveyed concerning their experiences, opinions, and desires regarding educational technology. Specifically, the study sought to determine faculty experience with educational technologies; establish the level of training faculty had received and their desires for additional training; assess the ways in which educational technology is being used at SCC; and identify obstacles to the implementation of educational technology. Study findings, based on a 64% response rate, included the following: (1) 77% of the instructors reported having computers at home, 62% in the office, and 62% in classrooms or labs; (2) among faculty with computers at home, 82% reported having IBM computers or IBM-compatibles; (3) 85% reported being "self-taught on the job" with computers; (4) 67% reported interest in training for "techniques for curriculum integration of technology"; (5) 87% reported most frequently using computers (in personal or administrative tasks) for "document creation"; (6) among discipline areas, engineering faculty most frequently used computers for teaching tasks; (7) 46% of the faculty cited "lack of time" as the chief obstacle to implementing educational technology; and (8) only 44% said they were aware of a plan for educational technology at SCC. Comparisons of results by academic discipline, data tables, 16 references, and the survey instrument are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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