Date Approved

5-9-2005

Embargo Period

4-19-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School and Public Librarianship

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Shontz, Marilyn

Subject(s)

Vineland High School South (Vineland, N.J.); Computer managed instruction; Education--United States--Data processing

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate teacher use of computer based technology for personal use and for professional use at Vineland High School South. This study also sought to identify factors that contributed to faculty use or non-use of computer based technology in the classroom. Professional use of computer based technology by teachers was examined within specific categories, including: class preparation, delivery of information, in-class student use, special education accommodation, e-mail communications, and recording of grades. The teachers of Vineland High School South indicated the ways in which they acquired their computer knowledge and what sources were most valuable to them. Using counts and percentages, this descriptive study provided a "snapshot" of computer use at Vineland High School South and discussed implications for future staff development and training, as well as potential areas of contribution of the library media specialist.

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