The number of US colleges and universities that incorporate technology into the classroom is rising steadily, according to the Campus Computing Project. The results are based on a survey of 571 colleges around the US.
The study found that the number of courses using email and the Internet has risen over last year’s numbers. Fourty-four percent of college courses use email, up from 32.8 percent in 1997 and 8 percent in 1994. One-third of courses use the Internet as part of the syllabus, up from 24.8 percent last year. An additional 23 percent incorporate the Web into the course structure, up from 5 percent in 1994. CD-ROMs are used by 15 percent.
The survey found that 45 percent of private school students go online, compared to 29.3 percent of public schools.
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