ERIC Number: ED481591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Internet Access to the Ohio Career Information System for All Residents: A Feasibility Study.
Lewis, Morgan V.
Expanded Internet access to the Ohio Career Information System (OCIS) would provide adults in Ohio who need to or wish to make career changes with the best available information about occupations, education and training programs, and financial aid. In order to determine the feasibility of improving access without cost to users, an advisory group, 4 focus groups, interviews, and a conference call were conducted with stakeholders, directors of career information systems in other states, and technical personnel. Review and integration of the information and suggestions received from these sources led to the following recommendations: (1) OCIS should be made generally available over the Internet to residents of the state; (2) a method to validate residence in Ohio such as entering a valid zip code should be adopted; (3) additional protection such as firewalls against entry into the OCIS operating software should be added to the server; (4) general Internet access to OCIS should be widely publicized; (5) OCIS should be added to the resources available through INFOhio and the Ohio Public Libraries Information Network (OPLIN); and (6) the feasibility of recruiting librarians to provide first-level customer service to OCIS users should be explored. (Contains six references, three tables, and three appendices.) (MO)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Adult Education, Adult Students, Career Change, Career Information Systems, Community Development, Community Services, Computer Security, Delivery Systems, Feasibility Studies, Information Services, Information Systems, Internet, Job Training, Librarians, Marketing, Recruitment, State Programs, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio