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Analysis of the Localization Feature of Two Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems - DISCOVER and SIGI PLUS

Title: An Analysis of the Localization Feature of Two Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems - DISCOVER and SIGI PLUS: Technical Report No. 14.
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Name(s): Lenz, Janet G, author
Leierer, Stephen J, author
Reardon, Robert C, author
Sampson, James P, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Technical Report
Date Issued: 1992-06-22
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This report describes the efforts of the Career Center at Florida State University to implement the localization options in the DISCOVER and SIGI PLUS computer-assisted career guidance (CACG) systems in 1991-1992. A review of the literature and current use of localization suggested that it is a complex, underutilized extension of CACG software. Use of the localization feature raises issues about the nature of the desired client outcomes, the type of information to be included, the processes and costs for installing and using the feature, and who in the organization should be responsible. To determine what types of information to include in localization, career advising staff were surveyed, two staff meetings were held, and user feedback on the two CACG systems were examined. It was decided to emphasize local information that would accomplish the goals of (1) providing instructions to improve client interaction with the CACGS and reduce client confusion, and (2) linking clients with other Career Center resources and activities. Primary localization efforts were directed toward DISCOVER because the software design was more compatible with the two program goals noted above. This report includes a discussion of project findings in relation to localization issues, i.e., clarifying the purposes of localization, the influences of system design on localization functioning, the impact of localization on CACG system effects, and the impact of localization on staffing and training. The report concludes with a review of implications for practitioners and system developers of the study of CACG system localization features.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525888624_5df96194 (IID), 10.17125/fsu.1525888624 (DOI)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525888624_5df96194
Owner Institution: FSU

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Lenz, J. G., Leierer, S. J., Reardon, R. C., & Sampson, J. P. (1992). An Analysis of the Localization Feature of Two Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems - DISCOVER and SIGI PLUS: Technical Report No. 14. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525888624_5df96194