ERIC Number: ED223821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
SIGI at NTID: Computer Assisted Career Guidance with Hearing-Impaired College Students.
McKee, Barbara G.; Schroedl, Kathleen J.
The System of Interactive Guidance and Information (SIGI) has been implemented at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) to study its effectiveness and utility with a hearing-impaired college population. SIGI is composed of six interrelated subsystems: values, location, comparing, predicting, planning, and strategy. Each subsystem has two functions: to organize and dispense information and to teach the decision-making process. In the 3 years SIGI has been in use, different implementation strategies have been tried, including totally independent student interaction, requirement as part of a career decision-making class, and counselor-student use. Each approach has been successful for some students. Four evaluations have been conducted. The first shows positive student and counselor attitudes and the need for a pre-session or concurrent support. The most important finding of the second evaluation is the lack of difference between SIGI and non-SIGI students on their "goodness of career decision." Some findings from the final two studies are that reading comprehension was the biggest problem and that some jobs that students were interested in were not available. Future plans include a data summary program for SIGI and research on characteristics of students who can satisfactorily use SIGI. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, College Students, Computer Oriented Programs, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Research, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Occupational Information, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: System of Interactive Guidance and Information
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).