ERIC Number: ED422268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May-8
The Use of Technology by Schools, Colleges and Departments of Education, 1996.
Persichitte, Kay A.; Tharp, Donald D.; Caffarella, Edward P.
Access to technology and the effective use of technology within schools, colleges, and departments of education (SCDEs) provide future teachers with the tools to meet the challenges of the classroom. As a part of the AACTE/NCATE Joint Data Collection Survey, 466 SCDEs participated in a technology survey. The results of the survey are reported in this paper in two sections. The first section analyzes the Innovation Component Configuration Maps (ICCMs), resulting in three categories concerned with student use of technology, faculty use of technology, and institutional capacity. The second section describes and analyzes the last five items of the survey: SCDE student access to computers, description of infrastructure and reported levels of use, technology funding for SCDEs, SCDE faculty/administration computers, Internet connections and required computer purchase, and full-time SCDE students and faculty. The report concludes that there is use and potential use of technologies within SCDEs, but that there are some areas for improvement: too few students are expected to use technology to share information in the campus classroom settings and most students do not use SCDE Web sites to obtain assignments. The study contains 18 figures in section one and 9 graphs and 10 tables in section two. An appendix contains the SCDE Technology Survey. (Contains 17 references.) (SPM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A