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ERIC Number: ED369743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-11
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Use of Technology by Undergraduate Elementary Education Majors.
Parker, Fred; And Others
To determine the degree of knowledge and use of computer technology by elementary education majors at Henderson State University (Arkansas), 226 students were surveyed. Results indicated that: (1) 52 percent of the traditional students (age 24 and under) and 58 percent of the nontraditional students (over 24) felt inadequate with regard to computers; (2) the majority of students felt positive toward using computers for personal work and as instructional tools in a school setting; (3) approximately half the students did not feel proficient with word processing; (4) over 80 percent of students had not worked with databases and over 60 percent had not used or seen electronic grade or management systems; (5) over half felt competent enough to integrate the use of computers into elementary curricula; (6) students felt that teacher education programs should provide opportunities for students to use computers and electronic mail; and (7) 26 percent of traditional students and 40 percent of nontraditional students owned their own computer. A copy of the survey form is appended. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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