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ERIC Number: ED412200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Educational Technology Needs and Wants in Rural Oklahoma Schools.
Betz, Muhammad
Two research efforts were conducted by the education faculty at Southeastern Oklahoma State University to determine what inservice teachers felt they needed to know about educational technology in order to be successful teachers in the public schools and then to structure educational technology courses in the teacher education curriculum accordingly. The first component surveyed education technology courses offered by 10 teacher education departments in Oklahoma. Results of the survey revealed that most courses were geared toward traditional audio-visual concepts and practices. The second component surveyed new and veteran teachers and school administrators. Survey findings indicated that only 20 percent of new teachers considered themselves very prepared to use educational technology, 70 percent of administrators considered themselves moderately prepared, and veteran teachers considered themselves least prepared. Nearly 85 percent of administrators and 80 percent of veteran and new teachers felt that university course work in use of educational technology was either very or moderately important. All three groups affirmed that instruction in educational technology should continue to increase in importance. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma