The preconditions for computer-assisted decision-making in tomorrow’s schools
This paper is a summary of a multi-session group discussion among the listed authors in which they deal with three broad questions: What sorts of decisions need to be made in schools? What kinds of computer assistance would be helpful? What are the barriers to obtaining this assistance? Several general conclusions are reached, touching on the importance of the articulation of agreed-upon objectives, developing confidence in the assistance computers can give, the need for collaboration and group decision support, and the need for rigorous research.