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ERIC Number: ED014781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-30
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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THE DESIGN OF A MAN-MACHINE COUNSELING SYSTEM. A PROFESSIONAL PAPER.
COGSWELL, J.F.; AND OTHERS
TWO PROJECTS ON THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION OF A MAN-MACHINE SYSTEM FOR COUNSELING IN THE PALO ALTO AND LOS ANGELES SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE REPORTED. THE EARLIER PHILCO 2000 COMPUTER PROGRAMS SIMULATED A COUNSELOR'S WORK IN THE EDUCATIONAL PLANNING INTERVIEW BY ACCEPTING INPUTS SUCH AS SCHOOL GRADES, TEST SCORES, AND BIOGRAPHICAL DATA. IT ANALYZED DATA ACCORDING TO AN INFERRED MODEL OF THE COUNSELOR'S DECISION-MAKING RULES, AND PRINTED OUT EVALUATIVE STATEMENTS. AN AUTOMATED EDUCATIONAL INTERVIEW PROGRAM NOW REVIEWS STUDENT PROGRESS, COLLECTS COMMENTS FROM THE STUDENT, REACTS TO STUDENT PLANS, AND HELPS PLAN A HIGH SCHOOL COURSE SCHEDULE. THE CURRENT PROJECT, IN THE INITIAL DESIGN PHASE, INCLUDED A SURVEY OF COUNSELOR PRACTICES, SELECTED AN EXPERIMENTAL FIELD SITE, ANALYZED COUNSELING OPERATIONS IN THE FIELD SITE, AND TRAINED COUNSELORS IN SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY AND LAB DEVELOPMENT OF LIMITED SOFTWARE SYSTEMS. A PLAN WAS FORMULATED TO COMPUTERIZE THE MAJOR INFORMATION-PROCESSING TASKS IN THE COUNSELING OPERATION. THE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION PHASES WILL FOLLOW. A SAMPLE INTERVIEW IS INCLUDED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, NEW YORK, N.Y., SEPTEMBER 4, 1966. (WR)
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Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
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