ERIC Number: ED463028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Student Perceptions of the Use and Educational Value of Technology at the STCC Starr County Campus: Implications for Technology Planning.
South Texas Community Coll., McAllen. Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
This is a report on the fall 2001 student survey conducted by South Texas Community College (STCC) to measure the amount of use and perceived educational value of seven types of educational technology: (1) overhead projector; (2) television/VCR; (3) ceiling mounted data projector; (4) DVD/CD-ROM; (5) document camera; (6) smart board; and (7) computer/internet. The survey was administered to 609 students enrolled in 43 classes at two campuses of the community college. Students provided feedback on how much the technology was used in their classes and how they perceived the usefulness of the technology. Results indicated that the more students reported a technology being used, the more likely they perceived it as useful. Classes without technology were perceived as less helpful. The report suggests that research should be done to determine why some instructors do not use educational technology as frequently as others. Specific statistics and student comments are included. (MKF)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Texas Community Coll., McAllen. Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.