ERIC Number: ED357209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Management Information Systems and the Curriculum.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
Britain's Further Education Unit (FEU) has continued to work in the areas of management information systems (MIS), particularly, computerized management information systems (CMIS), and their significance for curriculum management. Perceptions about the use of CMIS have been changed. Several reports have noted the limitations of existing systems in relation to wider curriculum change. In addition, notions of efficiency, effectiveness, and quality have evolved, and new demands are being put on further education colleges for information. To be effective, colleges must improve their market research. Data collected in one sector of education must be compatible with that collected in another. Consequent staff development needs relate to ensuring the following: CMIS is understood and used; the system is used to record individual learners' progress; there is frequent updating; there is regular evaluation of the capability of the system; and system hardware and software are maintained. FEU has joined with the National Council for Educational Technology to look at actual and potential links between elements of CMIS, quality, and the curriculum. From this project has emerged the need for an emphasis on CMIS in colleges that could support the move to curricular flexibility. The FEU is undertaking further work to support colleges in development of information systems. (Contains 17 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Data Processing, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Information Management, Management Information Systems, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Staff Development, Technical Institutes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)