ERIC Number: ED197064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Career Information Delivery System Feasibility Study for the State of Illinois. Final Report.
Rath, Gustave J.; And Others
This final report focuses on the methodology and results of a feasibility study for the development of a statewide career information delivery system (CIDS) in Illinois. The study was conducted in four phases. Target Group Needs Analysis activities included more than a hundred interviews with representatives from prospective user groups, three public workshops, and questionnaire completion by workshop participants and other agency and organization administrators. System Criteria Development began with a review of published standards for systems and reports from other states. This literature review led to a preliminary set of system criteria, which was refined and organized on a criteria tree, and weighted; the aggregated ratings were then applied to each vendor system. Vendor System Analysis, the third phase of the study, involved compiling a vendor directory and preparing a matrix to compare the features of various computer networks. Feasibility staff recommended three systems to the advisory committee: DISCOVER, CIS, CHOICES. The last phase of the study was the development of an Implementation Plan which presented recommendations regarding CIDS organization/administration structure, financing, staffing, information development, user services, and marketing. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Careers, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Feasibility Studies, Information Systems, Needs Assessment, Planning, Program Implementation, Research Methodology, Statewide Planning, Systems Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. School of Education.