ERIC Number: ED047353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan-6
Reference Count: 0
The Concept of Systems Management in Educational Data Processing. A Professional Paper.
Bumsted, Alec. R.
A management information system (MIS) is a systems approach to data processing. It provides relevant, timely, and accurage data to decisionmakers, as well as information storage, retrieval, and transfer functions through the use of computers. Educational administrators have been slow to implement computerized data processing either because they fail to understand information systems or because systems planning has been neglected. Population growth and the changing role of education necessitate implementation of computerized data handling. Data processing personnel are in the best position to give educators guidance in data processing and should be given greater roles in decisionmaking. Only with a good information management system can current administrative and educational confusion be ended. (RA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: Paper originally presented at Association for Educational Data Systems Texas Chapter annual meeting and at National AEDS Workshop on management systems (Washington, D.C., October 29, 1968)