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Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA. – 1973
The Parent Child Center Management Information System, the first operational MIS for a social action program relating to child welfare, consists of three interlocking components: a standard set of recordkeeping forms for the local Parent Child Center; a set of quarterly reporting forms that interface with the recordkeeping forms; and a series of…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Counseling Services, Data Collection, Data Processing
Boon, J. A.; Pienaar, H. – Microcomputers for Information Management, 1989
Identifies the optimal goal of knowledge workstations as the harmony of technology and human decision-making behaviors. Two types of decision-making processes are described and the application of each type to experimental and/or operational situations is discussed. Suggestions for technical solutions to machine-user interfaces are then offered.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Decision Making, Information Scientists, Information Technology
Johnson, Phyllis – Compare, 2002
Explores the interface of technology and education for human development in southern Africa. Uses the case of Mozambique to describe the challenges presented by the global marketplace and local policy. Outlines the vision of the New Partnership for Africa's Development Centre (SARDC) to reduce the digital divide for Africa. (CAJ)
Descriptors: Communications, Comparative Education, Development Communication, Foreign Countries
Johnson, W. Lewis; Blake, Tyler; Shaw, Erin – 1996
This paper describes a system called ANDES, designed for the management and delivery of distance education courses. ANDES enables students to study at home at their own pace, as well as interact with instructors and other students in virtual classrooms. It uses World Wide Web technology for transmission and delivery, with extensions relevant to…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Quinn, Brian – Public & Access Services Quarterly, 1995
Identifies sources of technological stress for public services librarians and patrons and proposes ways to reduce stress, including communicating with staff, implementing a system gradually, providing adequate training, creating proper documentation, planning, considering ergonomics in hardware and software selection, selecting a good interface,…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Anxiety, Computer Interfaces, Computer Selection
Brunner, David James – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Organizing refers to methods of distributing physical and symbolic tasks among multiple agents in order to achieve goals. My dissertation investigates the dynamics of organizing in hybrid information processing systems that incorporate both humans and computers. To explain the behavior of these hybrid systems, I develop and partially test a theory…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Computers, Information Processing, Methods
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French, James C.; And Others – Information Processing & Management, 1997
Describes a prototype system for software documentation management called SLEUTH (Software Literacy Enhancing Usefulness to Humans) being developed at the University of Virginia. Highlights include information retrieval techniques, hypertext links that are installed automatically, a WAIS (Wide Area Information Server) search engine, user…
Descriptors: Automation, Computer Interfaces, Computer Software, Documentation
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Spink, Amanda – Information Processing & Management, 1995
This study uses the human approach to examine the sources and effectiveness of search terms selected during 40 mediated interactive database searches and focuses on determining the retrieval effectiveness of search terms identified by users and intermediaries from retrieved items during term relevance feedback. (Author/JKP)
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design, Information Retrieval, Online Searching
Lynch, Clifford; Garcia-Molina, Hector – Microcomputers for Information Management, 1996
Summarizes reports and activities at the Information Infrastructure Technology and Applications workshop on digital libraries (Reston, Virginia, August 22, 1995). Defines digital library roles and identifies areas of needed research, including: interoperability; protocols for digital objects; collection management; interface design; human-computer…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Economic Factors, Electronic Libraries, Information Systems
Misek, Marla – EContent, 2003
TheBrain was created to take advantage of the most powerful information processor in existence - the human mind. Explains products of TheBrain Technologies Corporation,, which has developed computer interfaces to help individual users and corporations organize information in ways that make sense to them in the proper context. Describes a…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Information Management, Information Services, Web Sites
CAUSE, Boulder, CO. – 1990
Seven papers making up Track III of the 1989 conference of the Professional Association for the Management of Information Technology in Higher Education (known as CAUSE, an acronym of the association's former name) are presented in this document. The focus of Track III is on organization and personnel issues, and the papers include: "How to…
Descriptors: Administration, Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Uses in Education, Equipment
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Spink, Amanda; Goodrum, Abby – Information Processing & Management, 1996
Reports findings from an exploratory study investigating working notes created during encoding and external storage (EES) processes by human search intermediaries (librarians at the University of North Texas) using a Boolean information retrieval (IR) system. Implications for the design of IR interfaces and further research is discussed.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design, Higher Education
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Chang, Ai-Mei; And Others – Information Processing and Management, 1994
Presents a hyperknowledge framework of decision support systems (DSS). This framework formalizes specifics about system functionality, representation of knowledge, navigation of the knowledge system, and user-interface traits as elements of a DSS environment that conforms closely to human cognitive processes in decision making. (Contains 52…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Data Processing, Decision Making, Decision Support Systems
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Ercegovac, Zorana; Borko, Harold – Information Processing and Management, 1992
Describes the design of an experimental computer-aided cataloging advisor, Mapper, that was developed to help novice users with the descriptive cataloging of single-sheet maps from U.S. publishers. The human-computer interface is considered, the use of HyperCard is discussed, the knowledge base is explained, and assistance screens are described.…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Computer System Design, Hypermedia, Literature Reviews
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Ellis, Kirsten; Blashki, Kathy – Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 2004
This article describes an ethnographic study of children's behavioural interaction with multimedia within a familiar context. The rationale for such a study was to provide data and evaluation of the capabilities of young children in an expressly modified multimedia environment and to determine the usefulness of employing technology as an adjunct…
Descriptors: Computers, Interaction, Young Children, Ethnography
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