ERIC Number: ED277105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
A Comprehensive Model for the Design of Micro and Mini Computer Systems in School Districts: A Guide for Developing Computer Systems for Local School Districts.
Graczyk, Sandra L.; Kiser, Chester
This administrative and instructional guide offers information and recommendations for computer design techniques based on literature sources and school district applications; design of micro- and mini-computer systems is intended for those with little or no experience. Chapter 1, "Planning for the Computer System: Choosing Purposes and Parts," deals with selecting inputs, including strategic and tactical plans, a feasibility study, data and material inputs, and the marketplace. "Designing a Logical Structure for the Computer System: Establishing Organization," chapter 2, discusses comprehensive and integrated computer systems, integrating system subsystems, and internal and external user support subsystems. Chapter 3, "Designing Effective Processes for the Computer System: Determining Outputs and Dealing with Constraints," presents information on effectiveness, security, software piracy, and equal access. "Designing Efficient Processes for the Computer System: Implementing the Computer System," chapter 4, discusses developing a change plan, a timetable, support, and training programs. Chapter 5, "Evaluating the Computer System: Providing for Feedback and Adaptation," analyzes environmental change, system stress, and ongoing planning. "Synthesis of the Model," chapter 6, forms a concise design guide. The final chapter offers conclusions and future implications. Eight appendices provide forms for school use, an annotated bibliography, and selected school district references. (CJH)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Data Processing, Elementary Secondary Education, Microcomputers, Minicomputers, School Districts, School Personnel, Staff Development, User Satisfaction (Information)
Publication Sales, New York State Association of School Business Officials, 119 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Association of School Business Officials, Albany. Research and Development Div.