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ERIC Number: ED403873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Internet Access and Usage in a Selected Sample of Northeast Alabama Schools, Grades 6, 7, 8.
Zenanko, Marsha A.; And Others
A study was conducted to determine the status of Internet access and usage in selected rural schools of northeast Alabama, and to contribute to an ongoing database that describes Internet access and usage in rural schools as a benchmark for future study. A 28-item survey of 107 teachers and media specialists in 18 selected rural schools in northeast Alabama measured Internet usage for grades 6, 7, and 8. The survey measured usage across three major categories: resources, use of computers, and training. Survey results include: (1) 54% of teachers rated the number of computers in their school as poor; (2) 37% indicated less than five computers with access to the Internet; (3) 43% of teachers never have access to a computer that has Internet access; (4) 45% of teachers reported that students never use the Internet at school; and (5) 78% of teachers would be interested in using the Internet as part of their instructional process. The significant barriers to Internet use are limited technological resources, insufficient use of computers, and a need for further Internet training. Recommendations include steps to improve Internet access and usage, and training options for teachers in Alabama. Internet survey questions and results are included. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama