University of Hertfordshire

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-239
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Publication statusPublished - 1987


A survey was conducted in Hertfordshire to provide information about microcomputer use both in school and at home. All schools were found to possess microcomputers but only a limited number of pupils reported using the machines. The extent and type of use was found to be affected by gender, access to a home computer, experience, and competence. The survey included a measure of programming competence and factors that influenced this were investigated. Able programmers were frequently found to be male and to have access to home computers.


‘The definitive version is available at’ Copyright Blackwell Publishing. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.1987.tb00334.x [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]

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