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ERIC Number: ED319102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Development of a Computer-Based Instructional Management System through School-University Collaboration.
Burger, Michael; Stevenson-Burger, Lynn
In 1984 the Learning Technology Center (LTC) at Texas A & M University negotiated agreements with three K-12 Texas public school districts to explore ways that computer technologies could be used to assist in managing instructional programs. The intent was to establish a field-based research environment in which information technologies for educators could be designed, developed, and tested. Since the agreements were negotiated before any design specifications existed, LTC could only share ideas concerning computers' assistance in alleviating paperwork associated with planning and evaluating instruction, empowering practitioners as decision makers, and tapping the power of leading edge technologies. In exchange for the center's provision of products and services resulting from the collaboration, the participating schools agreed to provide a setting in which a few key teachers and administrators could work with products as they were developed. The school sites also agreed to allow LTC personnel to conduct research on the development, implementation, and use of emergent products and services. The collaboration facilitated the development of a comprehensive instructional management system now being used at several schools. This paper discusses: (1) the activities characterizing the partners' relationship between 1984 and 1989; (2) project development programs; (3) collaboration results; and (4) recommendations for ensuring successful future collaborations. (Two references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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