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ERIC Number: ED421104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 6
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University Minority Students: Cruising the Superhighway or Standing at the On-Ramp?
Chisholm, Ines Marquez; Carey, Jane; Hernandez, Anthony
This study explores the question of accessibility to existing campus technology by low socio-economic, nontraditional, and minority college students. Questions posed are: (1) "Do nontraditional, low socio-economic and traditionally underrepresented students have the same access to computers and information technology as traditional majority students?"; (2) "Do nontraditional, low socio-economic and traditionally underrepresented students have the same computer training and information technology background as traditional majority students? " (3) "What factors are associated with access and frequent use of information technology?" and (4) "Do nontraditional, low socio-economic and traditionally underrepresented students have the same attitudes towards computer technology as traditional majority students?" A multiple-choice questionnaire was created to obtain information on: gender, race, ethnicity, and socio-economic background; computer access both on- and off-campus; students' current computer use and types of applications used regularly; computer skills and training; and students' computer perspectives. The study, planned to be administered to students at Arizona State University West in spring 1998, will help shape the future use of technology on the campus. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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