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ERIC Number: ED306362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Pages: 139
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
MOICC C.I.D.S. Survey Report.
Duckett, Jasmin M.
The Maryland study of the Career Information Delivery System (CIDS) was conducted to review computerized information delivery systems. The study also sought to assess the Information Network for Occupational Resources (INFORM) system, in terms of user satisfaction. The review process started in September 1988, at which time 320 current INFORM users were surveyed. Since that time, a review of literature, contact with 57 other state occupational information coordinating committees (SOICCs), a series of vendor presentations, and the use of demonstration software packages have taken place. The study found a high level of dissatisfaction with the current INFORM microfiche system, but a high degree of support for a microcomputer INFORM system. Students and counselors are using the current systems, but wish to improve them. The study concluded that Maryland should use a computerized CIDS; that the CIDS should be enhanced to include regional data; that data on Maryland occupations, high schools, colleges, trade schools, and financial aid sources should be incorporated into the system; that CIDS should be state supported; and that it should be available in a variety of equipment formats. (Appendices include survey and system evaluation forms, site visit reports, and the Association of Computer-Based Systems for Career Information's standards for career information systems.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland