ERIC Number: ED136055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
DISCOVER: A Computer-Based Career Guidance and Counselor-Administrative Support System. Final Report. July 1974-August 1975.
Based on the Computerized Vocational Information System (CVIS), Project DISCOVER was conceptualized in three parts: Guidance subsystem for direct use by individuals at three age levels (grades 4-6, grades 7-12, and adult) seeking career guidance; the counselor-support subsystem; and the administrator support subsystem. Guidance development and technical development were the two components of the project from July 1, 1974 to August 31, 1975. This report describes the project in two sections, according to its two components. Overall project objectives are contained in the first section (Guidance Development) along with a discussion of accomplishments, major activities and events, problems, and publicity activities. The second section (Technical Development) covers technical aspects of accomplishments, major activities and events, problems, publicity, dissemination, other activities, staff employment and utilization, and staff development. Modules which were developed and input into the computer system are described. Appendixes contain the following materials: Monthly progress reports, advisory board meeting minutes, guidelines for script preparation, field test site selection and evaluation plan, outline of inservice training program for counselors, contracts with publishers, plan for dissemination and maintenance of DISCOVER, budget, suggested division of funds, abstract and newsletter, DISCOVER system flowcharts, data base descriptions, administrative applications, and list of DISCOVER programming support functions. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Counselor Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance Programs, Instructional Systems, Learning Modules, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb.