ERIC Number: ED111334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-26
Reference Count: N/A
A Suggested Approach for a Cost Analysis of Alternative IMS Configurations.
An approach to a cost analysis of pilot, prototype, model and operational versions of the Southwest Regional Laboratory's (SWRL) Instructional Management System (IMS) is described. Five classes of systems (conceptual, pilot, prototype, model and operational) are defined, and a system development process relating classes of systems in presented. IMS functions are discussed in terms of five subsystems: data generating, communications, data processing, information storage, and report generation. Cost estimates for the communications subsystem are included. (Author/DGC)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computers, Cost Estimates, Costs, Data Analysis, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Operating Expenses, Pilot Projects, Research and Development Centers, Student Records, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.