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The Design of Systems for Exchanging Information on Curriculum Products [microform] : A Guide to Information Services in Canada, United Kingdom, and United States of America / Michael G. Watt
Bib ID 5545536
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Watt, Michael G
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1992 
163 p. 

This document reports a study of the processes involved in providing information services on curriculum resources to educational communities. In the first part, the development of the system for exchanging information within the Australian educational community is described, and the purpose, method, and results of a survey of American, Canadian, and British educational agencies providing information services is reported. In the second part, the programs are described for 12 information systems: (1) the A-V Online database provided by the National Information Center for Educational Media (NICEM, Access Innovations, Inc.; (2) the Exceptional Child Education Resources (ECER) database provided by the Council for Exceptional Children; (3) the EPIE ON-LINE database provided by the Educational Products Information Exchange (EPIE) Institute; (4) the MARIS On-Line database provided by the MARIS On-Line Limited; (5) the Canadian Education Index (CEI) provided by Micromedia Limited; (6) the Vocational Educational Curriculum Materials (VECM) database and Resources in Vocational Education (RIVE) database provided by the National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE); (7) the National Educational Resources Information Service (NERIS) database provided by the NERIS Trust; (8) the Resources in Computer Education (RICE) database provided by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL); (9) the Ontario Education Resources Information System (ONTERIS) database provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education; (10) the Special Educational Needs Database (SEND) provided by the Scottish Council for Educational Technology (SCET); (11) the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database provided by the U.S. Department of Education; and (12) the British Education Index (BEI) database provided by the University of Leeds. Each description presents information under the following hearings: program organization; development; input; holdings; output; and references. An appendix of agencies surveyed, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index are included. (Author)


ERIC Note: Master's Thesis, University of Tasmania (Australia).

Educational level discussed: Elementary Secondary Education.

Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Audiovisual Aids.  |  Computer Software.  |  Courseware.  |  Curriculum Guides.  |  Database Design.  |  Database Producers.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Higher Education.  |  Information Services.  |  Instructional Materials.  |  Special Education.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Australia Canada United Kingdom United States
Form/genre Dissertations/Theses, Masters Theses.
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