ERIC Number: ED220923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Investing in Computer Technology: Criteria and Procedures for System Selection.
Hofstetter, Fred T.
The criteria used by the University of Delaware in selecting the PLATO computer-based educational system are discussed in this document. Consideration was given to support for instructional strategies, requirements of the student learning station, features for instructors and authors of instructional materials, general operational characteristics, dissemination networks, and future viability of the system. The steps followed in the system selection process were (1) formation of a system selection committee, (2) development of agreed-on selection criteria, (3) compilation of a list of available systems, (4) acquisition of literature on available systems, (5) comparison of systems in light of selection criteria, (6) selection of the most appropriate systems among those available, (7) payment of visits to projects using appropriate systems, (8) consultation with project directors using appropriate systems, (9) preliminary selection of suitable systems, (10) acquisition of pricing information on suitable systems, (11) consultation with impartial experts on system selection, and (12) final selection of the most suitable system. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Criteria, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Systems, Media Selection, Purchasing
Not available separately; see EA 014 833.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Delaware
Note: In: Technology and Education: Policy, Implementation, Evaluation. Proceedings of the National Conference on Technology and Education (January 26-28, 1981). For related documents, see EA 014 833.