ERIC Number: ED307378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Selecting and Using Career Information Systems. Practice Application Brief.
Bhaerman, Robert D.
This brief summarizes research-based implementation factors to improve the selection and use of career information systems in schools, community agencies, and other employment and training settings. Thirteen factors to consider when selecting career information systems are identified: theoretical assumptions upon which the system is based, strengths and weaknesses, instructional elements the system attempts to explain, effectiveness of these elements, specific topics of occupational/educational elements, relevance of elements, type and appropriateness of information covered, coverage of information, internal system structure, degree to which supportive materials explain system structure, degree to which the system provides technical support, recommended hardware, and system dependability. Thirteen factors to consider in using such systems are listed: consistency of system goals with the institution's career development theory, fit of processes and content with career development plans, wide variety of implementation activities, user orientation and follow-up, consideration of career planning needs of target populations, client opportunity to use the system, long-term commitment to providing the system's services, system evaluation, staff user updating and training, facilities with ample and accessible space, equipment availability, equipment in high-traffic areas, and inhouse training for potential users. (YLB)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.