ERIC Number: ED190154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Information, Education, Communication--Developing an Innovative System.
Cohen, Karen C.; Klensin, John C.
This paper describes an innovative information system known as PROCEED (Program for Continuing Engineering Education) which is being developed to assist engineers in coping with mid-career crisis. Research involving components of mid-career crisis indicates that obsolescence or fear of obsolescence is a primary factor. It seemed reasonable that a system involving education, information, and communication focused on delivering problem solving "know how" to the professional engineer relevant to the problem he is currently working on could be of real benefit in updating professionals and increasing their productivity. The resulting interactive system PROCEED is described, including its personalized access system, an associated database, and a set of self-study educational materials. A special feature of PROCEED is the Adaptive Reference System, an interactive series of questions and choices presented to the user by the computer to help him define and refine his problem, so that the system can search its database to find the most relevant and appropriate consultants, aides, or other sources of information to solve it. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Center for Advanced Engineering Study.