ERIC Number: ED371718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Resource Center for the Stimulation of Post Secondary Education Innovation via Computer Network.
The goal of the project described here was to improve the quality of postsecondary education by offering institutions of higher learning information on currently funded educational projects through an interactive database, the Educational Resources Directory (ERD), which contains information on new methods, curricula, and educational technology. Online consultation was to be available through computerized conferencing. The project was implemented on the New Jersey Institute of Technology's computerized conferencing system, the Electronic Information Exchange System (EIES). EIES provides a cost-effective method for integrating a database into a communications and conferencing network. Access was through the TELENET and UNINET services and the Wide-Area Telecommunications Service (WATS). The development process, including the collection of information on postsecondary education projects, is described. The ERD was successfully tested with online users. Attempts to market the ERD, as described, were not successful in that no agreements had been reached at the end of the funded period. Three exhibits illustrate ERD development. Appendixes include technical details, two user manuals, and the minutes of a meeting at which an attempt was made to market the ERD. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Databases, Directories, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Financial Support, Higher Education, Marketing, Online Systems, Research Projects, Systems Development, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Inst. of Technology, Newark.