ERIC Number: ED443956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
It's a People Thing: Demystifying College Information.
This booklet, which is intended for United Kingdom further education (FE) college staff at all levels, illustrates ways FE colleges have used information technology (IT) to manage their college information and ensure its accuracy. Section 1 provides an overview of the information-related problems encountered by FE colleges and summarizes key issues arising from the research, including the need for FE colleges to regard their information as college information (CI) rather than closely held management information. The following are among the topics discussed in sections 2-12: (1) vision, culture, and the role of management (promoting the use of CI and IT); (2) information system infrastructure (in-house databases, online assessment, new system development); (3) policy (practical policies for development, open availability of data, data checks, self-assessment); (4) procedures (key areas to consider when developing procedures, Intranets for publishing college procedures); (5) regular review; (6) auditing data; (7) development of online CI systems; (8) the CI manager (importance of separating the CI management role from the IT management role); (9) relationships with suppliers; (10) payback; and (11) good sources of advice. Section 13 lists two useful print sources of information for CI staff along with the addresses of five helpful organizations and Web sites. (MN)
Descriptors: College Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Information Management, Information Sources, Information Systems, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Postsecondary Education, Technical Institutes, Theory Practice Relationship, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, United Kingdom, Tel: 020 7840 5302/4, Fax: 020 7840 5401, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: http://www.feda.ac.uk. For full text: http://www.feda.ac.uk/PDF/ISBN1853385611.PDF.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom