ERIC Number: ED473874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnographic Study: @ONE Technology Training Project Study.
Obler, Susan; Schiorring, Eva
This report presents findings from an ethnographic study of technology integration and diffusion in two California community colleges. The study was commissioned to examine whether faculty behavior and student learning outcomes have changed as a result of @ONE instructional technology training and resources. The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office funded the @ONE project for a 5-year period to assess faculty training needs, build a statewide training infrastructure, and develop and deliver instructional technology training. The findings of this study (the first of three parts) were generated through site visits conducted in May 2002 to Santa Monica College (SMC) and Fresno City College (FCC) by researchers from the Center for Student Success. In comparing the level and pace of technology integration at SMC and FCC, the research team found a contrasting pattern of development. While SMC has enjoyed steady growth since 1985, FCC's path to technology integration was truncated until the late 1990s. The report makes recommendations, based on the site visits, including (1) a faculty-driven initiative to identify what technology can do for student learning, by discipline and program; (2) a comprehensive cyclical planning process with a written, flexible technology plan; and (3) local training and faculty development activities. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RP Group of California Community Colleges, Santa Ana.
Identifiers - Location: California