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EVALUATION OF THE USE OF SCRAN WITHIN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

DescriptionEvaluation of SCRAN use within Primary and Secondary schools in Scotland
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Website Publication DateSeptember 01, 2005

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Sue Granville and Jennifer Bell
George Street Research

ISBN 0 7559 2662 5 (Web only publication)

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CONTENTS

Acknowledgements

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER ONE BACKGROUND
ICT In Scottish Schools
ICT Policy in Scottish Education
SCRAN
Aims and Objectives of the Evaluation

CHAPTER TWO METHODOLOGY AND SAMPLE
Research Method
Research in Schools
Research Among Key Stakeholders

CHAPTER THREE ICT USAGE IN SCOTTISH SCHOOLS
Overall Usage
LA Involvement
Dissemination of information on ICT with schools/ LA
Teachers Usage of ICT
ICT Training
Foreseeable changes in ICT

CHAPTER FOUR THE USAGE OF ON-LINE RESOURCES
General usage of internet and on-line resources
Usage in Primary schools
Usage in Secondary schools
Usage in Special Needs Schools
Drivers of usage of on-line resources
Essential elements required from on-line resources
Key barriers to use of on-line resources

CHAPTER FIVE AWARENESS OF SCRAN
The role of SCRAN
Changes to SCRAN's role

CHAPTER SIX USAGE OF SCRAN
Usage of SCRAN
Initial awareness of SCRAN
Usage of specific elements of SCRAN website

CHAPTER SEVEN BENEFITS AND DISADVANTAGES OF SCRAN
Benefits of SCRAN
Qualifying advantages of SCRAN
Disadvantages of SCRAN
Key barriers to SCRAN usage

CHAPTER EIGHT COMPARISON OF SCRAN TO OTHER ON-LINE RESOURCES

CHAPTER NINE SCRAN TRAINING
Awareness and usage of training
Experience of training

CHAPTER TEN SUGGESTIONS FOR CHANGE TO SCRAN WEBSITE
Interactivity/ User friendliness
Improving access for all users
Changes to the search facility
The relationship with stakeholder organisations

CHAPTER ELEVEN COMMUNICATION

CHAPTER TWELVE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

APPENDIX CASE STUDIES

TABLES

CHAPTER TWO METHODOLOGY AND SAMPLE
2.1 Sample Profile - Schools
2.2 Number of respondents participating in qualitative sessions

CHAPTER FOUR THE USAGE OF ON-LINE RESOURCES
4.1 Outline of Key Resources Used

CHAPTER EIGHT COMPARISON OF SCRAN TO OTHER ON-LINE RESOURCES
8.1 Comparison of SCRAN with other on-line resources

CHARTS

CHAPTER FOUR THE USAGE OF ON-LINE RESOURCES
4.1 Usage of on-line libraries (spontaneous and prompted) - Primary Schools
4.2 Usage of on-line libraries (spontaneous and prompted) - Secondary Schools

CHAPTER SIX USAGE OF SCRAN
6.1 Frequency of Usage of SCRAN
6.2 Where first found out about SCRAN
6.3 Usage of SCRAN

CHAPTER SEVEN BENEFITS AND DISADVANTAGES OF SCRAN
7.1 Benefits of SCRAN

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.