ERIC Number: ED444586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Seven Year Update of the End-User of Internet.
Goss, Marlene; Kinslow, John A.
This paper addresses the successes and limitations of "turn-key" technology training in nine K-12 educational sites in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is a follow-up study, seven years after the original year-long 1993 investigation (Goss, 1995) of Internet use in K-12 schools and regional support centers. In the 1993 study of turn-key users of the Internet, six key factors emerged that determined the success of their scale-up efforts: access, skill building, ongoing support, equity, time, and costs. This follow-up study revisits those early Internet adopters. Participants responded to an online survey that addressed current use, intended use this year, linkage/relevance at site, internal support, and external support. Through analysis of survey and interview data, the study sheds additional light on earlier findings, while illuminating the successes of those with broad-based administrative support and a thoughtful technology dissemination plan. Benchmarks of successful turn-key technology integration are presented. (Contains 10 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A