ERIC Number: ED460704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Training Needs Assessment for Instruction and Administration.
College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA.
In 1998, the College of the Canyon's (California) Office of Institutional Development distributed a questionnaire to ascertain the technology training needs of campus personnel. The survey instrument included 49 forced-choice and 2 open-ended questions. Seventy-five staff members and 124 faculty returned the questionnaires. The responses are presented by full-time and part-time employment status. Of the respondents affiliated with an academic discipline, the largest number of them are in Mathematics (18%), followed by 8% in English and Nursing. Faculty and staff are most interested in receiving training in the following technology-related areas (percent marking "very interested"): how to design and integrate multi-media presentations (59%); how to use technology to increase students' retention of information (58%); how to design computer-aided instruction and/or activities for my classes (55%); how technology can be used to facilitate small group activities and teamwork among students (55%); and how to use peripherals, such as CD-ROMs, scanners, LCD panels, and video disks (54%). Approximately two-thirds of the respondents wanted the training to be hands-on, requiring the development of a relevant product, or to consist of one-on-one training with a mentor. Overall, 58% of the respondents strongly agreed that instructional technology would enhance their teaching effectiveness. Contains a copy of the survey instrument and 51 tables. (CAK)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA.