ERIC Number: ED219872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Microcomputer: A Career Information Machine?
Neill, Michael J.
Oregon's Career Information System (CIS), housed at the University of Oregon and associated with the National Career Information System, delivers local labor market and educational information to over 400 sites in Oregon. CIS can be used as a model of information systems utilizing computers to make accurate, relevant, and timely information readily available. This report outlines the range of operations of CIS, including the kinds of data used, the processes followed, and the methods for disseminating the information. Among the components of CIS are files containing job descriptions, bibliographic materials, names of local contacts providing career information, itemizations of career preparation requirements, relevant educational programs, and information for administrators of training programs and economic development programs. CIS also provides a questionnaire for determining career preferences of the system's users. This report concludes with an assessment of the microcomputer's future as an element in a system permitting delivery of information to users at home or at work. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Futures (of Society), Information Dissemination, Information Services, Information Systems, Microcomputers, Occupational Information, User Satisfaction (Information)
Not available separately; see EA 014 910.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Career Information System; Oregon
Note: In: The Computer: Extension of the Human Mind. Proceedings, Annual Summer Conference, College of Education, University of Oregon (3rd, Eugene, OR, July 21-23, 1982). For related documents, see EA 014 910-932.