ERIC Number: ED253560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Hopes and Possibilities for Educational Information Systems.
Hathaway, Walter E.
The main barrier to effective instructional practice is lack of information. Comprehensive information systems are evolving which will capture and present the information required for a truly effective and efficient education system. Barriers to computerized information systems are no longer technical but stem from a lag in the will, wisdom, and wherewithal to develop and use them. A lack of sustained commitment by overworked school teaching and administrative staff to gathering and maintaining data for their own use or for reporting upward has been the biggest obstacle. Distributed processing and building-based computer technology is making school based data input and utilization easier and more rewarding for building staff. Data from school input can be skimmed off for higher level decision-making and educational research. While there are possible misuses of comprehensive educational information systems, their potential for revolutionizing educational decision-making about student learning and schooling operations at every level in school systems is truly exciting. (BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Distributed Data Processing Systems; Educational Information
Note: Abstract of remarks prepared for presentation at the Conference on Information Systems and School Improvement (Los Angeles, CA, February 6-7, 1985).