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ERIC Number: ED088478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 43
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Management Research Center Report To The External Degree Planning Consortium Of The Policy Institute, SURC On Identification Of Learning Materials.
Fisk, George; Nehmadi, David
A system has been developed to identify, locate and evaluate learning materials for use in an external degree program in management at Syracuse University. It consists of five elements, each of which is a set of physical objects or documents: the interaction of these sets transforms the demand for learning materials into an output of retrieved information. These elements are: 1) a Vendor Address Card File; 2) a Vertical File of Current Catalogs, which identifies materials; 3) a McBee Keysort Card File, used to select materials by subject area; 4) the McBee Keysort Card File and Evaluation Forms, employed to recommend materials for acquisition; and 5) the Acquired Materials File and Materials Recommended for Purchase or Rental. In the course of developing the system, it was found that the available materials had widely differing influences upon the students' completion of prescribed courses; that advanced materials are hard to obtain; that materials dealing with the system sciences and computer programing are generally superior to those dealing with other subjects such as management, marketing or personnel; and that faculty cooperation must be increased for external degree programs to succeed. (PB)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Management.