ERIC Number: ED207554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Career Planning Modules for the Officer Career Information and Planning System.
Phillips, Susan D.; And Others
This discussion of the modules in an experimental computer-aided system for officer career information and planning system (OCIPS) includes the reasons for its development, a description of the seven modules, and the findings of a preliminary test of four of the modules for feasibility and credibility. Initially developed in response to a need seen by the Army for a cost-effective career planning system, the modules, in the form of interactive dialog units, provide an introduction to career planning information about officer careers, data about the process of alternate specialty designation, practice in self-understanding, and an opportunity to create long-term career goals by translating them into plans for action. The results of a field test with 52 company grade officers indicated that they found the content of the modules to be interesting, accurate, useful, and understandable. Subjects gave highly favorable ratings to the use of computers in transmitting career information. A cost-effective analysis of the system is currently in progress. (Author/MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.