ERIC Number: ED028466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Coordinated Data Processing Planning Project for the Educational Research and Development Council of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Inc.
Educational Research and Development Council of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Some 45 public and private schools were involved in planning for coordinated data processing services. Considerable emphasis was placed on inclusion of in-service activities for school personnel in connection with the planning. The personnel, through questionnaires, indicated the anticipated value of the benefits of the plan. The questionnaire findings showed the only significant utilization of data processing equipment involved a fraction of the students in scheduling and mark reporting. Teachers indicated a need for curriculum development and in-service education in connection with instructional uses. Recommendations are as follows: (1) if schools with an aggregate population of 100,000 agree to participate in an operational project, a grant application should be submitted, (2) personnel, equipment, and facility should be acquired by and under the control of the participating schools, (3) service categories should include information concerning students, administration and finance, materials, and instruction, (4) staff consultants should be hired for each information area, and (5) system design activities, for integration of information, should be planned. Membership dues and requirements are discussed. (Author/JS)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Research and Development Council of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.