If you plan on collecting data an excellent resource can be found at
I have used this guide a number of times to collect data. It provides
guidelines to the collection of the presence and use of information
technology in schools. It helps to design key questions and provides a
list of indicators to look for as you analyze data.
I am not sure it is in print any longer from NCES. It is printable from
An other resource (1998) is an evaluation guide from the USOE -
I'll take another look at a pile of stuff that is collecting dust in my
office - I might even find a data collection document that I have used
in the past to do audits.
On Sep 1, 2005, at 7:15 AM, Tommy Walz wrote:
> Hi, all.
> We are charged this year with comparing the efficacy of fixed,
> traditional computer labs vs. mobile labs.
> I already see pluses and minuses in both models, but I would like to
> conduct a study that produces data and hopefully shows an impact on
> instruction and curriculum. We will likely put together a committee
> and devise some sort of criteria and evaluation instrument, but before
> we completely re-invent that wheel, I'd like to know if any of you
> have already tackled this task or if you are aware of a relevant
> Tommy J. Walz
> Technology Coordinator
> Barre Supervisory Union
> 120 Ayers St.
> Barre VT 05641
> Tel 802-476-5011
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