Maximizing the Potential of Information Technology for Management: Strategies for interfacing the Technical Core of Education

  • C. L. Fulmer

Abstract

The impact of information systems will be maximized when the capacity of the technological architecture and system design are capable of interfacing with the technical core of education. The technical core of education is defined as the interface between the student and the contexts in which they acquire or generate knowledge. The author provides a vision of an integrated information system with (a) multiple input ports, (b) alternative units of analysis for inquiry, (c) variable types of data, (d) choice of analytic processes, and (e) variable access ports for retrieval of data. The author argues that this vision becomes a reality when the system is designed through an inductive process that includes stakeholders from all levels of the organization. To achieve this vision of an integrated information system, educators and information systems specialists need to find ways to integrate the capacity of the information technology with the work and the work life of the technical core and its participants.

Keywords

Information Systems User/Machine Systems Computing Milieu Computer Uses in Education Computer Application Administrative Data Processing 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. L. Fulmer
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  1. 1.Leadership and Educational Policy Studies, Faculty of Educational Administration and School Business ManagementNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalbUSA

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