ERIC Number: ED424829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Technology and Its Ramifications for Data Systems: Report of the Policy Panel on Technology. (Washington, DC, August 4-5, 1997).
National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
This report presents six papers originally prepared for a policy panel meeting which explored the data ramifications of changes within postsecondary education brought about through the expanded use of technology. Following an executive summary and an introduction, the major papers are: (1) "The Growth of Technology-Based Educational Delivery and Its Implications for Data Systems and Policy Analysis (James R. Mingle); (2) "New Institutional and Programmatic Configurations (Dennis Jones et al.); (3) "Understanding New Faculty Roles and Work Patterns" (William F. Massy et al.); (4) "Measuring and Analyzing Student Participation Patterns" (Sally M. Johnstone et al); (5) "Assessing Student Progress and Learning Gains" (Peter T. Ewell et al.); and (6) "Analyzing Revenue and Expenditure Streams" (Frank Jewett et al.). A summary identifies questions and challenges suggested by the panel for the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative to address in the following areas: ramifications of technology for current surveys for both institutionally based and longitudinal studies; examination of the data ramifications of new relationships between learners and providers; the student as the unit of analysis; student assessment in a technology-based environment; new faculty roles and work patterns; and cost-effective analyses. (Contains 13 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Databases, Delivery Systems, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Recordkeeping, Student Evaluation, Technological Advancement
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328; World Wide Web: http://www.nces.ed.gov.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.