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Shekhel, Alex; O'Brien, Mike – Library Hi Tech, 1989
Describes the evaluation of four relational database management systems (RDBMSs) (Informix Turbo, Oracle 6.0 TPS, Unify 2000 and Relational Technology's Ingres 5.0) to determine which is best suited for library automation. The evaluation criteria used to develop a benchmark specifically designed to test RDBMSs for libraries are discussed. (CLB)
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Comparative Analysis, Database Management Systems, Evaluation Criteria
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Galton, Maurice – Oxford Review of Education, 1987
This article reviews findings from a 1975 through 1980 study called ORACLE (Observational Research and Classroom Learning Evaluation). Maintains that the data showed only partial implementation of the Plowden report recommendations. Seeks to explain the reasons for inconsistencies in implementation and offers suggestions for redefining progressive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning
Akman, Ibrahim; Kocamustafaogullari, Kemal – Microcomputers for Information Management, 1995
Outlines the nature of information processing projects and discusses some project management programming packages. Describes an in-house interface program developed to utilize a selected project management package (TIMELINE) by using Oracle Data Base Management System tools and Pascal programming language for the management of information system…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Software, Computer Software Selection, Database Management Systems
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Clabaugh, Gary K. – Educational Horizons, 2004
For tens of thousands of years human beings relied on oracles, prophets, medicine men, and resignation to try to manage unknown risks. Then, in the transformative 200-year period from the mid-17th through the mid-19th centuries, a series of brilliant insights created groundbreaking tools for rational risk taking. Discoveries such as the theory of…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Risk Management, Risk, Educational Policy
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Zhang, Wenxian – Journal of Archival Organization, 2004
Archives are preserved records of human activities. An account of Chinese archival development is as long as the written records of the Chinese history. Oracle bones, bronze ware, and wood and bamboo strips are the three most important recording forms of the early Chinese civilization, as they represented three major stages of archival development…
Descriptors: Asian Culture, Archives, Foreign Countries, Asian History
Stewart, McDonald R. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In the realm of social sciences, the greater body of business and economic theory constructs frameworks of complex organizational systems: the firm, the industry, the institution. Underlying these interdependent and concentric layers are individuals whose behaviors exist first; behaviors must give rise to institutions before institutions can mold…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Success, Failure, Technology
Panettieri, Joseph C. – Campus Technology, 2006
Tom Mauriello knows how to build profitable relationships. As vice president of Development at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Mauriello and his team have driven annual giving to the college 80 percent higher since the 2003-2004 academic year. Moreover, NYIT's contributor base has increased 21 percent since that time. What's the secret to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Fund Raising, Institutional Advancement, Computer Software
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Kozel, Kathy – E Media Professional, 1997
Provides an overview of developments in authoring tools and describes ways to categorize products by platform, type of end-product, sophistication of end-product, and authoring metaphor. Discusses products from AimTech, Allegiant, Allen Communication, Asymetrix, Corel, Discovery Systems International, Enigma, Harrow Media, Horizons, Innovus,…
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Reviews
Technology & Learning, 2005
Philanthropy provides billions of dollars to schools and educational programs each year. Much of this cash comes from corporate America, who views contributing to education as an important way to give back to the community. While many companies support education directly via equipment, money grants, and professional development, other companies…
Descriptors: Private Financial Support, Governing Boards, Grants, Corporate Support
Vockley, Martha – Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2007
All students need a more robust education--and a refreshingly different kind of education--than most are getting today. The vision of learning individuals embrace focuses on teaching students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers and innovators; effective communicators and collaborators; and self-directed learners. This vision responds to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Role, Outcomes of Education, Futures (of Society)
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. – 1994
This hearing explores how the High Performance Computing and Communications Program (HPCC) relates to the technology needs of industry. Testimony and prepared statements from the following witnesses on future effects of computing and networking technologies on their companies are included: (1) F. Brett Berlin, president, Brett Berlin Associates,…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer System Design, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society)
Neeson, Eileen; And Others – 1984
This model social studies lesson includes a simulated interview with a relief worker describing the famine conditions in Ethiopia. A map of Africa and pictures of famine victims are included. The objectives of the lesson are to have students describe the situation in Ethiopia, analyze the causes, and evaluate solutions to the famine. In the model…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Hunger, Instructional Materials
Real, Michael R. – 1981
Defining videotex, viewdata, teletext, and their cognates as systems that transmit computerized pages of information for remote display (on a television screen, variously integrating computers, and video, broadcasting, telephone, typewriter, and related technologies), this report explores educational and related applications of videotex…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Facsimile Transmission
Schroeder, John R.; Bleed, Ron – 1996
In January 1994, Arizona's Maricopa Community College District issued a request for proposals to develop new administrative software applications to solve problems related to high maintenance costs for existing systems and difficulties in updating software. The result was the Apollo Project, in which the District contracted with Oracle Corporation…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Community Colleges, Computer Networks
Hughes, Geoffrey – 1979
Prestel, Oracle, and Ceefax are telephone based video text systems currently in use in Great Britain. Rather than being considered as competitors, they should be viewed as complementary media with separate functions based on their differences. All use home television sets to receive information in print, and all broadcast on spare TV lines in the…
Descriptors: Advertising, Communications, Delivery Systems, Foreign Countries
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