ERIC Number: ED283502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Developing a Comprehensive Model for Designing Computer Systems in School Districts.
Graczyk, Sandra L.
The study described in this paper produced a comprehensive model for the design of micro- or minicomputer systems containing concepts and practices that educational administrators can use for the successful design of school district computer systems. This report focuses on the methodology used to build the model, which included the following phases: (1) review of relevant literature; (2) field research consisting of a survey of 100 school districts with outstanding administrative or instructional computer systems; (3) data analysis; (4) model development; and (5) model evaluation. The analysis of data patterns using a quadrant matrix is described and illustrated in detail, and procedures used to refine the preliminary set of design criteria and to develop the model are summarized. The basic elements of the model are then briefly reviewed and the two major sections of the model are considered--strategic planning activities, which focus on computer system inputs, and tactical planning activities, which focus on system processes, output, and feedback. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).