ERIC Number: ED042046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-31
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An Information System for Vocational Decisions. Final Report.
Tiedeman, David V.; And Others
The decision making process requires more than merely gathering and having access to data. It also involves gathering the "correct" data and "interacting" with that data to realize a desired outcome. To provide students with this type of data about education and work opportunities in such a way that they can relate it to their own goals was the objective of the computer based Information System for Vocational Decisions (ISVD). However, field tests of the system were hampered by technical problems and by the misunderstanding of the objective of ISVD. The project did clearly demonstrate that it is possible to: (1) interact with an inquirer in a natural language medium, (2) interact with several inquirers simultaneously, (3) recognize and respond appropriately to individual requests, and (4) provide facts and data at various levels of specificity to suit the mode in which the user is operating. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.