ERIC Number: ED336825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
A Systems Analysis Approach To Selecting, Designing and Implementing Automated Systems: Administrative Uses of Microcomputers in Schools.
Kazlauskas, Edward John; Picus, Lawrence O.
An introduction to the use of computers for educational administrative purposes is offered in this book, which presents basic systems methodologies which can be used for selecting and designing computer applications. Traditional systems analysis techniques are used to illustrate the design of microcomputer applications at the school and district level, specifically, to identify needs and design a strategy to meet those needs. Following an introductory chapter, chapter 2 defines the concept of a "systems study." A systems approach to goal achievement is advocated to help school managers maintain control in increasingly complex school systems. The following chapters offer detailed discussions of the steps involved in a good systems analysis, such as preliminary, input and output, and processing analyses; alternatives and applications; selection and design; implementation and management; and administrative issues and strategies. A selected list of 48 readings on instructional and administrative computing is offered. Appendices contain directories and descriptions of selective educational administrative software systems and other software cited in the text. (LMI)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Selection, Computer Uses in Education, Data Processing, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Information Systems, Microcomputers, School Administration, Systems Analysis, Systems Development
Publications, Association of School Business Officials International, 11401 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 22090 ($30.00 prepaid; $5.00 postage and handling on billed orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of School Business Officials International, Reston, VA.