ERIC Number: ED326688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Career Information Delivery Systems Inventory.
Olson, Gerald T.; Whitman, Patricia D.
This inventory highlights similarities and differences between 19 computerized career information delivery systems (CIDS) so practitioners may make more informed choices concerning the adoption of such systems, and policymakers may monitor the developing scope of system features and costs. It was developed through a survey of computer products vendors developed by California educators and media consultants. The CIDS included in the inventory are the following: Guidance Information System (GIS); DISCOVER (for High Schools, Junior High and Middle Schools, Colleges, and Adults; SIGI PLUS; CHOICES; CHOICES for Adults in Career Transitions; CHOICES Jr. for Junior High and Middle Schools; EUREKA; California VIEW; VAL SEARCH; Placement Problem Solver; DATAMASTER; OASYS; COSS; RAVE (Realistic Assessment of Vocational Experience); Peterson's; ISABEL; and DISCOVER for Mini-Computers. For each system, information is provided in chart format concerning computer hardware on which the system will run, personal computer memory requirements, additional hardware features, ease of use, tests for which scores may be entered, attributes that can be assessed online, theoretical orientation, audience for whom the system's theoretical orientation is appropriate, descriptive information included in the occupational files, files of postsecondary programs, basis for occupational files and updates, cost, additional cost factors, and system reading level. The survey instrument, and a glossary of terms are included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: California Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA.