ERIC Number: ED328199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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A Model for Implementing Cooperative Information Systems in Chinese Academic Institutions.
Ibsen, David J. S.
The focus of this project is on the potential implementation of information systems in China which could provide better access to large North American bibliographic databases for the academic community. The development of a general model for implementing any educational innovation in any context is introduced. This general model is then used to evaluate a plan and develop a specific model for implementing a network to provide improved access in China to ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center). Emphasis in developing the model is on social and cultural factors, including language, economics, consideration of China's centralized hierarchical system of social control, and technological change. The proposed model emphasizes cooperation of existing information services to utilize existing resources in the most cost-effective manner and development of a network of computerized information systems to provide better access to both foreign and domestic information. The study used a naturalistic and participant-oriented approach and involved a case study, interviews, and site visits. Appendices contain background information, questionnaires, information on research methodology, detailed research findings, and information on the proposed Chinese Computerized Educational Resources Information Centers. (65 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: China; ERIC
Note: Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto.