ERIC Number: ED422941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Planning for Academic Computing Laboratories: Haves, Have Nots, and Student Uses of Information Technology.
Kleen, Betty A.; Shell, L. Wayne; Wells-Roger, Craig A.
The researchers investigated the intensity of computer lab use by a broad representation of students at their university. The purpose was to ascertain adequacy of computer laboratory hardware, software, and hours of access. Additionally, the researchers needed to answer a social policy question, and wished to determine who was making most use of the labs--students who already owned personal computers, or those who did not. Results suggest some inadequacy of number of computers and of operating hours. The results also suggest that owners and non-owners used the labs with equal intensity. Nicholls State University (Louisiana) has used this research in improving instructional technology on campus. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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