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ERIC Number: ED017742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 14
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INFORMATION SYSTEMS, A VEHICLE FOR DIFFUSION OF EDUCATIONAL IDEAS.
WILSON, CELIANNA I.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS CAN OFFER A DELIBERATE MECHANISM FOR THE DIFFUSION OF EDUCATIONAL IDEAS. TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, THE FOLLOWING FACTORS MUST RECEIVE ADEQUATE ATTENTION--(1) THE ORGANIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE SO THAT ALTERNATIVE CONCEPTS CAN BE LOCATED, (2) THE IDENTIFICATION OF USER GROUPS AND THEIR INFORMATION NEEDS, (3) THE EXTENSIVENESS OF DIFFUSION OF INFORMATION AND THE DEGREE OF PENETRATION THROUGH VARIOUS DISSEMINATION TECHNIQUES WITHIN USER GROUPS, AND (4) FEEDBACK TECHNIQUES ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONCEPTS DISSEMINATED. IT IS THE GOAL OF THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER TO BECOME A VIABLE AND EFFECTIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE PROFESSIONAL FIELD OF EDUCATION. THE CLEARINGHOUSE ON VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IS NOW COLLECTING, ABSTRACTING, INDEXING, AND DISSEMINATING THE RECORDED BODY OF KNOWLEDGE GENERATED BY THE VOCATIONAL PROFESSION AND ITS RELATED AREAS THROUGH TWO QUARTERLY PUBLICATIONS, ABSTRACTS OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (AIM) AND ABSTRACTS OF RESEARCH AND RELATED MATERIALS IN VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (ARM), AND THROUGH RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (RIE) WHICH ALSO IDENTIFIES MATERIALS IN OTHER DISCIPLINES. THE RESEARCH COORDINATING UNITS (RCU) ARE THE LOGICAL DISSEMINATION NETWORK AGENTS WITHIN THE STATES. THE CLEARINGHOUSE ON VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND A GROUP OF RCU DIRECTORS ARE TO DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR STATE INFORMATION SERVICES AS A PRELIMINARY TO MEETING WITH ALL RCU DIRECTORS TO WORK OUT OPERATIONAL PROBLEMS OF THE INFORMATION SYSTEM. THE PROPOSED GUIDELINES SHOULD BE FLEXIBLE AND OPEN-ENDED SO THAT EACH STATE CAN DECIDE WHICH ASPECTS ARE DESIRABLE AND WORKABLE FOR THAT STATE. AVAILABILITY INFORMATION FOR AIM AND ARM MICROFICHE SETS IS INCLUDED. THIS SPEECH WAS DELIVERED AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE DIFFUSION OF EDUCATIONAL IDEAS (MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, MARCH 26-28, 1968). (MM)
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