ERIC Number: ED335496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Agricultural Education Computer Networking, November 1, 1989 to August 31, 1990. Final Report.
California Univ., Davis.
The California Agriculture Education Computer Network was developed to provide agricultural educators and support staff in agricultural education with the most up-to-date and comprehensive agricultural information possible. The network allows secondary instructors to access databases that contain information about the most recent agricultural issues and to update curriculum, improve program management, and improve instruction. Phase III of the project, conducted from November 1989 through August 1990, continued implementation of the computer network. Fourteen new project sites of a total of 261 were connected during this phase. A total of 301 instructors, state staff, teacher educators, and community college instructors were able to exchange information, as well as receive resource information from two remote computer database services: AgriData Resources and the Agricultural Technology Institute (ATI). The network coordinator was responsible for providing technical support, developing a database, and providing inservice training for users of network services. Phase III development was based on input from a computer networking advisory committee, a written survey of project users, and ongoing evaluation by project personnel. Evaluation data from participants and advisory committee members indicated that the project was successful in meeting the needs of the participating member sites. (Appendixes list project sites, summarize training services, record advisory committee minutes, summarize a regional survey of agricultural computing trends, and provide three sample articles on computer communications by the network coordinator.) (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Communications, Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Information Networks, Information Technology, Information Transfer, Online Systems, Postsecondary Education, Reference Services, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Career-Vocational Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis.