Is This True?

Douglas B Hanson (dhanson@WORLD.STD.COM)
Wed, 18 Jan 1995 12:30:40 -0500

I came across the following recently and was astounded at the figures.
Is this due to lack of training on how to design courses around computers
or to the more fundamental problem of lack of funds for appropriate
equipment? Are some disciplines affected more than others?

Any one in academia care to comment?

-- Doug Hanson


The annual University of Southern California National Survey of Desktop
Computing in Higher Education is out, and results show that only a small
percentage of college courses use technology to enhance or supplement
instruction. Similarly an Association of American Publishers survey shows
only 2% of college professors reporting that their assignments require the
use of software, and only 9% of courses use e-mail for instructor-student
communications. (The Heller Report Jan. '95 p.1)