ERIC Number: ED405893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Technology in the Schools of the Mohawk Regional Information Center Area. Technical Report.
Mann, Dale; Shakeshaft, Charol
This study was commissioned by participating school districts served by the Mohawk Regional Information Center (New York) to document the differences that computer-related technology has made for the region's students, teachers, and schools. Elementary and secondary school teachers (n=4,041), students (n=1,722), and administrators (n=225) in 159 schools and 52 districts were surveyed. Follow-up case studies were conducted at every level of school organization in both high and low technology schools. Results show: (1) 71% of teachers use computer-related techniques for instruction; (2) schools in the region have a student to computer ratio of 7:1, compared with a state ratio of 10:1 and a national ratio of 9:1; (3) virtually every teacher has access to a computer; (4) student achievement is higher in schools where teachers believe that technology can have a positive impact on learning; (5) teachers and other faculty all credit computer-related technology with improving teaching, empowering teachers, and helping with the New York State Learning Standards; and (6) the overall gains from increased use of computer-related technology for students and teachers are statistically significant. The study consists of five sections: Introduction; Installed Base: Equipment and Training; The Process of Implementing and Integrating Technology; The Impact of Technology; and Recommendations. Appendices include the case studies, study methodology, data collection instruments, and bibliography. (Contains 47 references.) (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Computers, Administrators, Case Studies, Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Online Systems, Program Effectiveness, School Districts, School Surveys, Students, Teachers, Technology Integration
Mohawk Regional Information Center, 4937 Spring Road, Verona, NY 13478 ($50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Madison-Oneida Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Verona, NY.
Authoring Institution: Mohawk Regional Information Center, Verona, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York