ERIC Number: ED203910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Exploration of Career Information Delivery Systems Via Computerization.
Moore, Rod; And Others
Based on research conducted by Southwest Virginia Community College, this monograph presents information in a variety of formats on seven computerized career information systems: (1) microcomputers, which have the advantage of low cost, amenability to the production of locally generated databases, and portability; (2) the Coordinated Occupational Information Network (COIN); (3) the Computerized Vocational Information System (CVIS); (4) the DISCOVER II program for microcomputers; (5) the Computerized Educational and Career Information Link (CECIL); (6) the Guidance Information System (GIS); and (7) the System for Interactive Guidance and Information (SIGI). In addition to individual descriptions of each system, a chart is provided, which compares these systems with respect to what kinds of information are included; cost of the software and hardware; how the system groups occupations (e.g., by values, interest, Dictionary of Occupational Title numbers, or Holland Codes); the number of occupations listed in the system; and how often the system is updated. Two additional articles are also included: Vince Landau's description of how Kansas Wesleyan College uses a microcomputer in listing teacher vacancies, career planning, computer-assisted instruction, and providing career information; and Sue Captain's discussion of the advantages of housing a Career Information Center in the college library. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Virginia Community Coll., Richlands, VA.