ERIC Number: ED461354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Schools Network Evaluation. Phase Two.
This report represents the phase two evaluation of the New Zealand Ministry of Education's "School's Network," or "Schoolsnet." The Schoolsnet is a computer service offered by the Ministry of Education as a pilot project that allows teachers and students to gain access to a computer-based communications and information system. One hundred sixty-two schools took part in the evaluation, and staff and students answered questionnaires, participated in interviews and observations, or were involved in the pilot process. Use of Schoolsnet by teaching staff and students in elementary, secondary and area schools is examined, as well as the value of Schoolsnet to education. The specific aims of the study included: (1) to find out about the user population in terms of who uses it, their extent and purpose of use, what features of the Schoolsnet were used, and what was the level of Internet use from Schoolsnet; (2) to determine what influences a person's "three phases of use of the Schoolsnet" (exploration, discovery, and promotion); (3) to explore how the curriculum content and features of the Schoolsnet have enhanced the learning process; (4) to study how physical and environmental features affect the use of Schoolsnet; (5) to determine what is needed for the future, especially in terms of services, content, and charges; and (6) to identify what has changed since the phase one study. Appended are: (1) Research Instruments; (2) Questionnaire Results by Role in Schools and Other Data; and (3) Computer Terms Used in Report. (Contains 14 references, 3 figures, and 2 tables.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.; Ministry of Education, Wellington (New Zealand).
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand