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Planning For The Future: Florida Community Colleges' Preparations For The Advent Of High Definition Television, Sharon Wyly Jan 2008

Planning For The Future: Florida Community Colleges' Preparations For The Advent Of High Definition Television, Sharon Wyly

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Throughout the literature, researchers reported on the problems that post-secondary institutions have had with technology (Birchard, 2001; Green, 2003; Starrett & Rogers, 2003;). Given limited budgets and the need to train faculty and staff, many colleges have struggled to find a way to use technology to enhance, not hinder, pedagogy (Cuban, 2001; Oppenheimer, 2003). This study was conducted to examine the impact of the federally mandated change in the television standard to high definition television (HDTV) on Florida's community colleges. Surveys were sent to the chief technology officers of the 28 community colleges in Florida. Additionally, eight interviews were conducted in five ...