ERIC Number: ED296466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Using Microcomputers in School Administration. Fastback No. 248.
Connors, Eugene T.; Valesky, Thomas C.
This "fastback" outlines the steps to take in computerizing school administration. After an introduction that lists the potential benefits of microcomputers in administrative offices, the booklet begins by delineating a three-step process for establishing an administrative computer system: (1) creating a district-level committee of administrators, counselors, librarians, special education teachers, at least one computer expert, and other end-users to identify school administrative functions best suited for computerization; (2) to locate appropriate computer software to accomplish the administrative tasks that have been identified; and (3) to select the hardware that will run the software that has been chosen. The second chapter, selecting software, discusses stand-alone versus integrated programs, disk operating systems, word processing, database management, spreadsheets, accounting, data analysis and graphics, and special applications. The third chapter, selecting hardware, discusses 8-bit machines, 16-bit machines, computer power, peripheral devices, and vendors. The final chapter addresses the problem of getting started and discusses consultants, establishing priorities, staff training, and the logistics of transferring to a computerized system. (TE)
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Data Processing, Databases, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology, Man Machine Systems, Management Information Systems, Microcomputers, School Accounting, School Administration
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Sponsored by the Fordham University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.