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Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Administration and Higher Education

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The purpose of this study was to develop a model which might be used for the incorporation of high technology into the community college curriculum. The study design was a combination of descriptive research, face-to-face interviews, and program development; The following procedure was utilized for the conduct of the study: (A) Review of the literature. (B) Consultation with computer-assisted instruction researchers and utilizers. (C) Visitations to selected community colleges in Arizona and California which had computerized instructional programs for two years or more; Review of literature included: the computer in education, computer-based instruction, computer-assisted instruction, computer-managed instruction and administrative computer application; The following curricular models were surveyed: Hilda Taba, Irwin Goldstein, Paul Dressel, William Berquist and Henry Kalani; Through the review of the literature, the study of curricular models, and the visitations to the selected community colleges a curricular model was designed for the incorporation of high technology into the community college curriculum; The following conclusions were made from the study: (1) The incorporation of the computer must comply with the mission and goals of the institution, input from constituents, and careful planning by a group of representative faculty and administrators. (2) Strong consideration must be given to the budget and the capabilities of the physical plant. (3) Opportunities and incentives for training and staff development are needed to encourage faculty. (4) The development of evaluation criteria regarding the use of the computer must be ongoing. (5) Vendors and media staff must be consulted in regard to the selection of software and hardware and the utilization of each. (6) The greatest stumbling block to change is fear of the unknown. Many faculty will initially fear the computer because it is unknown to them. (7) Community college faculty and administration should consider the proven advantages of computer-assisted and computer-managed instruction.


College; Community; Curriculum; High; Incorporation; Model; Technology

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Educational technology

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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