Web Use Rising in College Classrooms

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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