ERIC Number: ED372098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Results of the Computer Use Survey for School of Education Students.
Chen, Ching-Hui; Brown, Scott W.
To gather information on the importance of current educational-technology innovations for students in the IBM Teacher Preparation Program (an integrated Bachelor's and Master's program) at the University of Connecticut's School of Education, a survey was sent to all students enrolled in the program in April 1993. Responses were received from 115 students, 93 of whom were female. Almost 95% had taken a course that taught them to use computers, with 80.5% of these courses at the college level. Approximately 56% reported that they often used computers. As teachers, 35.4% indicated that they seldom used a computer, while 27.4% used one often, and 22.1% never used one. Nearly 16% used computers often as an instructional tool. A majority (79.6%) used computers for word processing, but almost 57% did not use any computer applications to develop instruction. Subjects had the greatest degree of confidence in computer use for individualized instruction and the least confidence in computer use for large group instruction. Overall, it is evident that students are learning with and about computers. Nine figures present survey findings. An appendix presents the survey itself. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).