School Y
Appendix C

Questions about the introduction of IT to the school and teacher training
Information gathered: 30/4/98

Teacher C



Have you used any of the new computers at school? If yes, what have you used them for?

Yes. Wordprocessing. A little E mail.

Have you found the new network hard to use?

No, but have only used it in a limited way. It is more like my own IBM than the Apples were.

What do you find useful about the network? What do you find to be time consuming and not much help?

Access. Variety of functions.

Wretched thing keeps trying to give me formats and help which I do not want.

What do you use IT for in school? And what things would you like to be able to do with IT in school? If you arenít doing some of these things, why not?

Worksheets. Memos and letters. Reviews.

We want to do our Simulations ..they are not transferable to new computers. IT technician chasing this up with research machines.

Do you think most of the staff are competent users of IT? Or most of the History Department?

Not sufficient knowledge to comment.

All HD can word process.

We can mostly use the old programmes we have but not so secure on the more sophisticated functions of new machines.

How receptive do you think the staff are to learning to use IT?

Very but there are constraints of time.

What training on the use of IT have you received? Or on the use of the network?

Sundry courses years ago. Self taught on own IBM

What do you think the schoolís priorities should be regarding training staff in the use of IT in the future?

Departmental and whole school time/cover to enable people to be told by a colleague what to do and then to play around and experiment.

What would you improve right away about the schoolís use of IT if you could?

Another network for History and Geography.

Solve problem re simulations.

Any other comments about the use of It in school and teacher training:


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