ERIC Number: ED405762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Campus Computing, 1996. The Seventh National Survey of Desktop Computing and Information Technology in American Higher Education.
Green, Kenneth C.
This report presents the findings of a June, 1996, survey of computing officials at 660 two- and four-year colleges and universities across the United States concerning the use of computer technology on college campuses. The survey found that instructional integration and user support emerged as the two most important information technology (IT) issues confronting institutions over the next several years. Less than half (43.4 percent) of colleges and universities indicated having a strategic plan for the role of IT in instruction and scholarship. It was also found that the academic computing budget represented a shrinking proportion of the total institutional expenditure on IT. In response, a growing number of institutions reported turning to user fees. Over two-thirds (67 percent) of all undergraduates had access to the Internet, up from 60 percent in 1995, according to respondents, and nearly three-fourths (73.3 percent) indicated that their institutions support the Windows 95 operating system. The bulk of the report consists of tables that detail the survey's findings. Three appendixes provide an explanation of the survey methodology, a copy of the survey questionnaire, and a list of participating institutions. (MDM)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Policy, Equipment Utilization, Higher Education, Information Technology, Information Utilization, Internet, Microcomputers, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Universities, Use Studies
Campus Computing, P.O. Box 261242, Encino, CA 91426-1242 ($35 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Campus Computing, Encino, CA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For previous edition, see ED 394 383.