ERIC Number: ED189513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May-1
Reference Count: 0
MOICC and GIS: An Impact Study. Final Evaluation Report.
Ryan, Charles W.; Drummond, Robert J.
The Guidance Information System (GIS) is a statewide computer-based career information system developed by the Maine Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (MOICC). A time-series design was utilized to investigate the impact of GIS on selected users in public schools and agencies. Participants completed questionnaires immediately after using GIS and six to eight weeks later. The preliminary field testing phase occurred during Spring 1979 with a second field testing phase during Fall and Winter 1979-80. Four different measurements were made during the project. Results indicated that users understood the purpose of GIS, had no trouble using it, and found the system interesting and motivational. GIS was most effective in providing occupational and career information, and had a greater impact on educational decision-making by public school users than by agency users. Some users found GIS helpful in developing job-seeking and job-keeping skills. GIS stimulated changes in school guidance programs and the role of the counselors. The effectiveness of GIS utilization appeared to depend on how it was integrated into each comprehensive career education program. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Task Force on Community Schools, Tallahassee, FL.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.
Note: For related document see ED 177 423.