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Small and Smaller: Information Technology Resource Differences in Rural and Frontier Nevada Schools
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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Abstract: Differences between rural (n=87) and frontier (n=40) Nevada schools' information technology resources were investigated. Data were gathered by the Nevada Department of Education through the Nevada Online Technology Information Survey (NOTIS) in fall 2002. NOTIS collected information on all Nevada schools' information technology resources. Scoring matrices were created to evaluate Nevada schools' rurality. Results revealed that while students at frontier schools tend to have access to higher quality and quantity of technology resources than do students at rural schools, students at rural schools tend to have access to higher quality Internet connections than do students at frontier schools. Furthermore, students at both rural and frontier schools are more likely to have access to outdated computers than they do to modern computers. Future studies may investigate the effect of school enrollment figures, rather than school location, on rural and frontier schools' technology resources.

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Vidoni, K., Maddux, C. & Dohl, C. (2004). Small and Smaller: Information Technology Resource Differences in Rural and Frontier Nevada Schools. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2206-2210). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 23, 2020 from .

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