ERIC Number: ED168500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
The Educational Information System for Ontario. Summary of Final Report.
Auster, Ethel; Lawton, Stephen B.
This report summarizes the findings of the EISO project, which was funded in 1975 to develop, evaluate, and analyze an information dissemination system based upon computerized retrieval of bibliographies. With much of the research component completed, the service component is operational, providing Ontario educators with online bibliographic references in education and the social sciences and with access to original documents. Findings of the report are reviewed in four areas: (1) It identifies EISO users over the past three years, presents their reasons for seeking information, provides analyses of how information they received impacted upon their local situations, and identifies factors that contributed to the use or non-use of information received. (2) It describes factors affecting interview effectiveness in online bibliographic retrieval, outlines a 5-stage pattern or structure in negotiation, discusses the use of open and closed questions and the part role and status play in interview relationships, and develops a preliminary model of the negotiation process. (3) It discusses a systems evaluation model of user satisfaction with EISO. (4) And it reviews the current status of EISO--the result of research, development, dissemination, and evaluation. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada