ERIC Number: ED459679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Campus Computing, 2001: The 12th National Survey of Computing and Information Technology in American Higher Education.
Green, Kenneth C.
The 2001 Campus Computing Survey, the 12th such survey, is the largest continuing study of the role of computing and information technology in U.S. higher education today. The survey results in this report summarize data from 590 two- and four-year, public and private colleges across the United States, representing a 38.4% response rate. The focus is on academic computing, the use of computers and information technology in teaching, instruction, and scholarship, and not on the use of computers in academic administration. Findings show that colleges and universities are making slow yet steady progress with regard to e-commerce and e-service initiatives in spite of budget cuts that affect all sectors of U.S. higher education. As in the previous 5 years, survey respondents identify"assisting faculty to integrate technology into instruction" as the single most important information technology issue facing their campuses. Campuses continue to struggle with technology planning, but the use of technology to support instruction continues to rise. Wireless networks are becoming an increasingly important issue for all sectors of higher education. One of the myths of higher education is that all students have access to high speed networks, but in fact, only a small percentage of students have access around the clock. There are great variations with regard to off-campus Internet access, and Internet Service Providers are most commonly offered to students who live in dormitories on campus. Three appendixes contain a discussion of methodology, the 2001 questionnaire, and a list of participating institutions. (SLD)
Descriptors: Colleges, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Internet, Personnel Selection, Surveys, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Campus Computing, Encino, CA.