ERIC Number: ED199382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Report of a Study to Determine the Feasibility of Establishing a Management Information System for Vocational Education in the State of Vermont.
Koble, Daniel E., Jr.; Cap, Orest
This report describes a study to collect, analyze, interpret, and report appropriate information that could be used to guide the implementation of an automated management information system (MIS) for vocational education in Vermont. The first section lists twenty-five specific recommendations for action to follow-up the completion of this study. The next five sections present an introduction, statement of the problem, goals and objectives, methodology (which included interviews and consultations, design of three MISs, and orientation workshop), and review of the literature. In the final and largest section three alternative MISs are discussed: manual-based MIS, mechanized MIS, and combination manual/mechanized MIS. Topics covered include alternate organizational elements, analysis of current MIS resources, assuring data quality, and labor supply/demand data. Detailed strategies are then outlined for development of manual-based and computer-based MISs. For each alternative this information is presented: overview of system (advantages and disadvantages), discussion of its components, budget justification, estimated budget, personnel requirements, and flow diagram. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-third of the report, include Data Collection Needs Based on Vocational Education Data System and Data Collection Based on Vermont's Current Data Elements. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Budgets, Computer Oriented Programs, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Processing, Feasibility Studies, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Management Information Systems, Personnel Needs, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Systems Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.