ERIC Number: ED394383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
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)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Internet, Microcomputers, National Surveys, Trend Analysis, Use Studies
Campus Computing, P.O. Box 261242, Encino, CA 91426-1242 ($35 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Campus Computing, Encino, CA.