ERIC Number: ED470574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Technology Comes of Age. Research Center Update.
Clery, Suzanne; Lee, John
This report reviews the perceptions of the chief academic computing officer on campus of how well prepared faculty members in various academic departments were to use technology as a resource, which were the most important academic and instructional computing policies, procedures, and resources on campus, and what institutions saw as the most important instructional technology issue over the next 2 to 3 years. The report also presents an overview of how the chief academic computing officer perceived the use of information technology on the campus. Data came from the Campus Computing Survey, an annual survey of academic computing that, in 2001, included responses from 590 colleges. Roughly two-thirds of faculty members in the sciences, engineering, mathematics, and occupational programs were perceived to be well prepared to use information technology. Roughly one-third of the faculty members in the humanities and arts were thought to be well prepared to use instructional technology. Most colleges supported faculty members who developed instructional software or courseware, but were much less likely to provide direct rewards for the activity. More than half of the community colleges had plans for distance education, but just over one-quarter provided help to faculty members who were trying to integrate technology into their classes. Overall, results display the continuing integration of technology into the instructional programs of colleges. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Readiness, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Higher Education Research Center.