ERIC Number: ED394515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Improving Junior High School Teacher Computer Literacy through the Use of an Electronic Gradebook.
The instructional program presented in this paper was implemented to improve the computer literacy and reduce computer anxiety of the teachers at a junior high school that serves 8th and 9th graders in the southeastern United States. The target group was 65 teachers at the site. The program consisted of 6 hours of instruction and hands-on activities in the use of a computerized gradebook program and continuous on-site support for 12 weeks. Objectives of the program were: an increase of teacher usage of an electronic gradebook to 69% of the total faculty; a score of at least 80% on a post-training test by at least 69% of the faculty; the installation and proper usage of a reformatting program for downloaded class rosters for the gradebook program; and a low level of computer anxiety demonstrated by 69% of the faculty. Objectives of the program were measured by the inspection of teacher's electronic gradebooks, a post-treatment final test, an inspection of reformatted class rosters, and a post-treatment survey. Only the objective related to the reformatting program was met; however, satisfactory improvements were made in all other areas and important insights were gained. Appendices include survey form and results, sign-up form, syllabus, lesson plans, student materials, final test, slides, class survey form and results, formatting program, download instructions, and permission to reproduce. Contains 22 references. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Research Paper (Final Report), Nova Southeastern University.