Technological facilitation for decision-making in education

  • D. W. Spuck
  • A. J. MacNeil
  • D. L. Prater
  • D. B. Palumbo
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


An alternative form of meeting environment known as Electronic Meeting Systems (EMS) is now possible through the application of information technology that attempts to make meetings more productive. Group involvement in decision making is consistent with current trends toward site-based management and total quality management. The movement toward collaborative decision making and group consensus building requires facilitation. Through the use of this technology, administrators have the opportunity and the support for issue identification and prioritization procedures, which facilitates achievement of group consensus.


Educational management electronic meeting systems policy problem solving 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. W. Spuck
    • 1
  • A. J. MacNeil
    • 1
  • D. L. Prater
    • 1
  • D. B. Palumbo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HoustonHoustonUSA

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