ERIC Number: ED071690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Operations of a Small Computer-Assisted Information Center; The Information Needs of the Users of a Regional Special Education Instructional Materials Center.
Moore, Maxwell J.
The U.S. Office of Education (USOE) sponsors a Special Education Instructional Materials Network which includes 14 regional centers. One of the tasks of the USOE/Michigan State University Regional Center is the collection and dissemination of the information about instructional and professional materials related to special education. The states served are Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The major direct information dissemination device to the target population is the Question/Answer Service. A descriptive study of the service details the general nature of information needs of special education-related users. The results are reported by occupational classification, geographic distribution, instructional materials, professional materials, and form of entry to the service. A study of three months usage of a computer-assisted information system in special education gives this picture of a typical user: Teacher from the Lower Peninsula of Michigan who used a copy of the Question/Answer checklist to submit a question about instructional materials in communication skills for the educable mentally handicapped, specifically in the elementary grades. (Author/SJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.
Note: (0 References); Monograph Series No. 10