ERIC Number: ED152984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Development of an Automated Data Base for Program Research and Evaluation in Continuing Education.
Taylor, William H.
The System for Program Information in Continuing Education (SPICE), an information system being implemented at The University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), was designed to facilitate the collection, manipulation, and reporting of evaluative data from continuing education program participants. The objectives of the system include the following: to improve the quality of evaluative information collected through participant questionnaires; to provide a set of descriptive data elements which will be common to all continuing education offerings; and to retain information in a format and medium which will facilitate long-term comparative research and evaluation studies. There are four components to the system: a file of evaluation test items for questionnaire preparation; participant responses and other program data; data base of questionnaire and course information; and a capacity for generating three types of analytical reports. Diagrams of two subsystems, technical specifications, and a ten-step procedure for using SPICE are appended. (EM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Presented at the Adult Education Research Conference (San Antonio, Texas, April 5-7, 1978)