ERIC Number: ED401490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
TECHlinx Technical Education Clearinghouse. Final Report. Project Year 1995-1996.
Perry, Pamela; And Others
This report contains materials from the TECHlinx Technical Education Clearinghouse project designed to promote the effective development of the Texas work force by linking individuals and institutions to information and resources focused on work force education. Part 1, an executive summary, reports how the project was successfully established and describes both a conventional print-based clearinghouse and a "virtual" electronic one available via the Internet. Part 2, the final report, discusses project components, objectives, and products. Part 3, project evaluation, indicates that users rated the clearinghouse favorably and its primary weakness was lack of visibility among those who could most benefit from its use. Evaluation instruments and plan are included. Parts 4-8 include project products developed under the five major components into which project objectives were divided. Part 4, management component, contains the following: project staff with contact information; advisory committee members and provides meeting minutes; and marketing and promotion, including handouts and brochure. Part 5, content component, includes the following: content manual; description of reference services; and a 34-item annotated bibliography with guidelines for borrowing from the lending library. Part 6, connectivity component, consists of pages from the TECHlinx website, sample searches, and information on the TECHlinx listserv. Part 7, technical assistance component, provides handouts on accessing TECHlinx, the Internet, and phone help line. Part 8, professional development component, provides information and handouts on training activities. (YLB)
Descriptors: Clearinghouses, Information Services, Information Utilization, Internet, Labor Force Development, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, State Programs, Technical Education
TECHlinx Technical Education Clearinghouse, Austin Community College-Pinnacle Campus, 7748 Hwy. 290 W, Austin, TX 78736; World Wide Web: http/www.techlinx.org/techlinx
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Amarillo Coll., TX.; Austin Community Coll., TX.; Tyler Junior Coll., TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas