ERIC Number: ED217891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Telecommunications for Alaska. Volume II: Administrative Communications Network.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Educational Technology and Telecommunications.; YAF Associates, Rockville, MD.
The second of four volumes, this report documents the implementation, evaluation, and institutionalization of the Alaska Administrative Communications Network, an electronic mail system (EMS) developed by the Educational Telecommunications for Alaska Project in response to the need for faster, more efficient communication in support of the administration of schools throughout the state. Following a review of the context of educational needs in Alaska, the purpose and results of the Alaska State Department of Education's Planning and Evaluation Survey and Telecommunications Alternatives Survey are discussed. The development of the Administrative Communications Network is then recounted, including its objectives, the expected results of the project, the evaluation and organization of the network, the design for evaluating the system, initial tests of the EMS, EMS components, development of an operational framework for EMS, training EMS users, pilot testing of EMS, and steps toward its institutionalization. Technical features of the system, usage levels, cost effectiveness, and user satisfaction are also considered. Among the appendices are a list of key events in the development of EMS, a description of EMS software, a statement of EMS conditions for use, and a copy of the EMS use survey. (JL)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Communications Satellites, Computer Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Administration, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Systems, Microcomputers, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Systems Development, Telecommunications, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Educational Technology and Telecommunications.; YAF Associates, Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska