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ERIC Number: ED239115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Dissemination and Utilization Product Database Feasibility Study.
Budke, Wesley E.
A study examined the feasibility of alternative systems for making certain field-based vocational and technical education program improvement products available to educators. The materials in question were those program improvement products that are received on an unsolicited basis at the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE), but that are not selected by the Center's Dissemination and Utilization (D&U) Program. During the study, efforts were made to determine the current availability of the products, to identify alternative ways of making the products available, to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each delivery system, and to recommend the most efficient and cost-effective approach. The following two approaches were identified: creation of a new on-line database for the D&U products and utilization of existing on-line public educational databases to make the products available. After thorough examination of the advantages and disadvantages of each delivery system, it was recommended that the D&U products be incorporated into existing databases such as ERIC, the Vocational Education Curriculum Materials (VECM) database, and the Education Practice File. (Author/MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.