ERIC Number: ED352010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun-2
Reference Count: N/A
Establish a Baseline for Planning and Growth. Focus on Program Evaluation. Technology Report 92-114.
Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Dept. of Information Management.
This evaluation focuses on the use of computers, telephones, broadcast video, and related devices to support instructional activities and administrative functions in the Des Moines (Iowa) Independent Community School District. The findings are presented in five parts: (1) Context Evaluation--History and Recent Improvements (video and instructional and administrative uses of computers); Telecommunications (telephone system); Fiber Optic Networks (telephones, two-way video classes, instructional support systems and networks); and Policies and the Department of Information Management; (2) Input Evaluation--Budget; Inventory; Number of Computers Used for Instruction and Administration; Telecommunications; Staff Support; and Cost of Inservice; (3) Process Evaluation--Technology Planning, Purchases, Repair and Support; Telecommunications; Consultation Assistance; Mid-Iowa Computer Center; and Current Year Goals; (4) Product Evaluation--Technology Planning; Inventory; Telephones and Networks; Consultation Assistance; Instructional Management System; and Mid-Iowa Computer Center; and (5) Future Planning--Technology Planning, Purchases, and Initiatives; Telecommunications; and Consultation Assistance. A diagram showing how each of the schools in Des Moines is connected to the Mid-Iowa Computer Center and lists of the Technology Advisory Committee, the Technology Committee, and the Technology Consultation Committee are appended. (ALF)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Broadcast Television, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Consultants, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Long Range Planning, Microcomputers, Occupational Information, Program Budgeting, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Summative Evaluation, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Dept. of Information Management.