ERIC Number: ED433067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Computer Expertise and Use of Instructional Technology. Technology Survey.
Gabriner, Robert; Mery, Pamela
This report shows the findings of a 1997 technology survey used to assess degrees of faculty computer expertise and the use of instructional technology. Part 1 reviews general findings of the fall 1997 technology survey: (1) the level of computer expertise among faculty, staff and administrators appears to be increasing; (2) in comparison with the results of the 1994 survey, the 1997 survey shows a strong trend toward the adoption of computer technology by the CCSF workforce; (3) use of e-mail and the Internet has increased, though the majority of respondents indicated a low to moderate self-rating of skills and experience using the Internet; (4) most survey respondents use a computer at least once a day, and the majority of their Internet use was to access materials. Part 2 of this report focuses specifically on instructional faculty, who have both the highest and lowest levels of computer expertise at CCSF. It was found that instructional faculty are less likely than other college employees to rate department colleagues as important sources of computer and technology information, which may be related to the frequency with which faculty use technology off-campus. Part 3 focuses again on instructional faculty, revealing that enjoyment of teaching, access to new resources, and creativity are perceived as the major benefits of instructional technology. (JJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.