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ERIC Number: ED471132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 46
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Computer Proficiency: The Digital Generation Gap.
Kelty, Nina
The purpose of this study was to determine the proficiency level of teachers at South Plainfield High School (South Plainfield, New Jersey) in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software. A survey was conducted to evaluate the level of the teachers' personal technological background, staff centered technology, student-centered technology, and staff development activities. Results found that, although a majority of the teachers are comfortable in the personal use of word processing, they incorporate very little use of technology in the classroom. Classroom assignments related to the use of the Internet as a research tool. Teachers' reactions revealed a need and desire to attend development workshops that provide meaningful classroom activities. The lack of presentation hardware restricted the use of presentation software. Results of the survey will provide valuable information in the design of professional training programs. The challenge of the integration of technology into the classroom is more human than technological and should include an investment in human resources. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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