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ERIC Number: ED394383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Computing, 1995: The Sixth National Survey of Desktop Computing in Higher Education.
Green, Kenneth C.
This monograph reports findings of a Fall, 1995 survey of computing officials at approximately 650 two- and four-year colleges and universities across the United States concerning increasing use of technology on college campuses. Major findings include: the percentage of college courses using e-mail and multimedia resources more than doubled; the use of computer simulations and commercial software increased by more than 50 percent; seven million college students and faculty regularly used the Internet and World Wide Web (WWW); half of all college students and faculty have recurring instructional experience with information technology; more than half the responding institutions report a WWW home page; more than half of all college students and three-fourths of faculty have access to the Internet and WWW; six percent of all college courses tapped into Web-based resources to support instruction; three-fourths of respondents indicated that providing Internet and WWW training is a computing priority; and there is an increasing use of the Web for institutional promotion to off-campus audiences. Other findings indicate that replacing aging equipment and improving the technology infrastructure is a pressing issue at many institutions, that public institutions are turning to mandatory user fees to underwrite technology costs, and that most campuses do not have a financial plan for acquiring and retiring desktop computers. The report details the survey's findings in text and extensive tables and includes three appendixes: (1) explanation of the survey methodology; (2) the 1995 questionnaire itself; and (3) a list of participating institutions. (DB)
Campus Computing, P.O. Box 261242, Encino, CA 91426-1242 ($35 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Campus Computing, Encino, CA.