ERIC Number: ED035102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
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Regional Information System for Educators: Installation and Evaluation.
This document describes the installation and evaluation of the Regional Information System within the Michigan-Ohio Regional Educational Laboratory (MOREL). MOREL is an agency established to develop and test alternatives to current educational practice under Title IV of ESEA. The Regional Information System was established to provide referrals to people, projects, and programs as well as to printed materials. Activities of the installation period (April 25, 1968-February 17, 1969) are outlined. The RIS evaluation, including field tests and questionnaires, are summarized. The study concluded that, from the user standpoint, this service is widely desired. Principals, superintendents, and directors and coordinators seem to seek information that will result in decisions, while teachers, consultants, and university personnel seem to be after alternatives and ideas. The evaluation concludes that this particular system is too loosely structured causing ineffectiveness in obtaining information. The major suggestion is to continue this project while trying to coordinate its activities with those of similar systems such as ERIC, ASSIST, and ARIS. (Author/LN)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan-Ohio Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Detroit.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV