ERIC Number: ED042100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Systems Analysis of the Brigham Young University Department of Home Study.
Starr, Karl Eugene
This study was conducted because it was felt that it might provide information leading to specific improvement of the Brigham Young University Department of Home Study; serve as a general pattern for systems studies in other university correspondence departments; and prove to be of value in defining methods that could be applied to educational systems. A comprehensive study was conducted so as to define and describe information needs and processing systems of the department and its personnel; to seek information as to the effectiveness of the systems in providing information needs; and to suggest modifications. There was evicence in the existing system of inefficiency in information processing and storage procedures, of insufficient information retrieval capability, and of general inability of the systems to perform according to operational objectives. A design was proposed for a system suited for programing on an IBM System 360 computer. A PERT network of a proposal for design implementation was also included. (Author/PT)
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Correspondence Study, Data Processing, Doctoral Dissertations, Extension Education, Information Needs, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Investigations, Program Administration, Systems Analysis, Universities
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Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.