ERIC Number: ED428645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Campus Computing, 1998. The Ninth National Survey of Desktop Computing and Information Technology in American Higher Education.
Green, Kenneth C.
This report presents findings of a June 1998 survey of computing officials at 1,623 two- and four-year U.S. colleges and universities concerning the use of computer technology. The survey found that computing and information technology (IT) are now core components of the campus environment and classroom experience. However, key aspects of IT planning and infrastructure remain issues; these include strategic and financial planning for IT; curriculum integration; and providing adequate user support. Other findings indicate: 44.4 percent of classes are using e-mail; 33.1 percent are using Internet resources as a syllabus component; 45.1 percent of undergraduates and 51.6 percent of faculty use the Internet at least once a day; 45.8 percent of campuses report a mandatory student technology fee; 5 percent have mandatory student purchase requirements; there is an average of one IT support person per 180 students; 70 percent do not see Y2K problems as serious; IT is rarely a factor in personnel reviews; few campuses have policies regarding intellectual property on the World Wide Web; and far more schools are using the Web to provide access to various campus resources and services than in previous surveys. Fifteen tables detail the survey's findings. Appendices explain methodology, present the questionnaire, and list participating institutions. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Policy, Equipment Utilization, Higher Education, Information Technology, Internet, National Surveys, Questionnaires, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Use Studies, World Wide Web
Campus Computing, P.O. Box 261242, Encino, CA 91426-1242; Tel: 818-990-2212; Fax: 818-784-8008; Web site: http://www.campuscomputing.net ($35; for overseas shipment, add $10 for express shipping & handling charges).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Campus Computing, Encino, CA.
Note: For the Seventh National Survey, see ED 405 762.