ERIC Number: ED329242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Needs of School Districts for Educational Computer Services.
Archer, Philip; Gittman, Elizabeth
This study investigated the current and projected needs of 42 school districts in Nassau County, New York, for data processing and educational computer services, current sources of computer services, needed improvements in services, and long-range needs. Analysis of districts' needs for computer services found that the majority of districts needed administrative/management services, pupil personnel services, and instructional services. School districts subscribed to Nassau BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) for most of their data processing and educational computer service needs; the next most usual approach of obtaining services was through the use of in-house microcomputers. Recommendations for improvement reflected districts' goals for dependable, customized, cost-effective services responsive to their unique needs, timely service and repairs, and well-trained staffs. Long-range needs of districts stressed district-level coordination, and continued support and availability of systems, software updates, and installations. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Boards of Cooperative Educational Services; New York
Note: Paper presented at the Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference (November 1988). Extremely small print in data tables may not reproduce clearly.