ERIC Number: ED032786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing an Educational Data Processing Center. Automation Education Monograph Series.
Foley, J. W.; And Others
Two regional educational data processing centers, operating in the field of school planning and services, are described in detail and used as examples to aid in establishing similar information systems. Instructions for creating a center are offered in general: developing an event chart and defining objectives, scope, staff characteristics, expenses, and evaluation methods. More detailed information is offered for planning the centers (including sources of information, financial planning, and procedures); for the immediate, long range, and future goals of the centers; for economical, coordinated operational activities; for center staff education requirements and responsibilities in the areas of administration, consulting, systems and programing, operations, and services and conversion; for computerized services offered by a center to local schools (such as scheduling, mark and attendance, machine test scoring, and payroll and school census); for the types of hardware and software available, and factors to consider in applying them; for methods used in disseminating information concerning the center (workshops, publications, convention displays); for types of system evaluations possible and categories for measuring performance, and for determining areas of cost in the center. (SP)
Descriptors: Administration, Ancillary School Services, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Computers, Consultants, Data Processing, Education Service Centers, Evaluation Methods, Expenditures, Information Dissemination, Information Sources, Information Systems, Laboratories, Objectives, Operating Expenses, Program Development, Staff Role, Systems Analysts
Iowa Educational Information Center, East Hall Annex, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Iowa Educational Information Center.
Identifiers: ACCESS Data Center; Iowa; Schools Information Center IA