ERIC Number: ED217892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Telecommunications for Alaska. Volume III: Alaska Knowledge Base System.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Educational Technology and Telecommunications.; YAF Associates, Rockville, MD.
The third of four volumes, this report documents the implementation, evolution, and institutionalization of the Alaska Knowledge Base System, a computerized database containing information about a variety of educational resources developed by the Educational Telecommunications for Alaska (ETA) Project in response to the need for quick access to educational resource materials in Alaska. Following an overview of Alaskan educational needs, the purpose and results of the Alaska Department of Education Planning and Evaluation Survey and the Telecommunications Alternatives Survey are discussed. The development and evaluation of the computer-supported Alaska Knowledge Base System is then recounted, with discussions of Alaska Knowledge Base content, the technological component of the Knowledge Base, the Knowledge Base Cost Study (including a breakdown of computer system alternatives), program planning and implementation, user specifications in software development, the pre-operational Knowledge Base network configuration, the operational support network, pilot test evaluation, and the operation of the Knowledge Base retrieval system. The status of Knowledge Base data files is also discussed. Appended to the text are a list of planning objectives and examples of Knowledge Base data file printouts. A list of abbreviations and a bibliography on the Knowledge Base are also included. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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