ERIC Number: ED420335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Funding Information Technology in Maryland Community Colleges. Executive Summary, Technical Report, Survey Questionnaire, and General Assembly Bill.
Clagett, Craig A.
During June and July of 1997, the Maryland Community Colleges Technology Council conducted a survey of all 18 community colleges in Maryland to determine the existing state of campus instructional and administrative technologies, and to learn the technology needs and plans of the colleges for the following five years. The survey asked about instructional technology, intercampus networks and distance learning initiatives, technology support, administrative systems, and campus technology infrastructure. Results indicated that the 18 community colleges in Maryland used 11,599 personal computers for instructional purposes, and 4,831 for administrative functions. However, only 28% employed current technology, and the colleges anticipated needing 6,974 additional computers by the year 2003. To fulfill college plans, 1,190 faculty needed to be trained in multimedia instructional techniques between July 1997 and 2003. A total of 797 needed training in distance learning methodologies, and 226 additional technical support staff will be needed to install and maintain needed instructional and administrative networks, hardware, and software. Administrative systems needed improvements at a majority of campuses, because less than half had fully integrated systems running on relational databases on client-server platforms. Infrastructure upgrades were also needed at most campuses. (YKH)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Administration, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Technology, Equipment Maintenance, Faculty Development, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Organizational Objectives, School Surveys, Teaching Methods, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Community Colleges Tech. Council.