made here is that literature relevant to CACG systems is also relevant for this

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made here is that literature relevant to CACG systems is also relevant for this analysis of Internet-based CIDS. Examining the features of an Internet-based CIDS allows practitioners to understand the most optimal ways to integrate the site into their existing service delivery. For the purposes of this analysis, features include 1) site content, 2) user-friendly features, 3) support resources, and 4) access policy, while costs include license fees. Because this type of analysis is limited to features and costs, which are known at the time the site is reviewed, the findings can be made available in a timely fashion. This report continues with the purposes of the study, methodology, results, discussion, and the conclusion. Purposes of the Study The primary purposes of this study are to identify what Internet-based CIDS exist and to highlight similarities and differences among Internet-based CIDS, so that practitioners may make more informed decisions concerning the integration of sites into service delivery, Internet-based CIDS developers may more systematically present information about their site, policy makers may monitor the developing scope and direction of site features and costs, and researchers may more fully describe Internet-based CIDS in their studies. The specific Internet-based CIDS included in this analysis are: 1) e-Choices, 2) Career Information System - National site, 3) Embark.com - Education and Career Opportunities System (ECOS), 4) Georgia Career Information System, 5) Illinois Career Information System (Horizons), 6) Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center (ICPAC), and 7) Washington Occupational Information System (WOIS). National Career Information System (CIS) delivers sites for the states of Alaska, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, and Oregon that contain state-specific information. While these sites were reviewed, they were not listed individually due to substantial similarities to the Career Information System (National site). Contact information for the organizations that publish these CIS-based sites is provided later in this document. 4
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Differential Feature-Cost Analysis of Internet-Based CIDS Methodology The following methodology will describe the selection criteria for including Internet-based CIDS in this analysis, how features were established, procedures for collecting and analyzing the data, and limitations of the study. Internet-Based CIDS Selection Criteria The following criteria were used in selecting Internet-based CIDS for inclusion in this analysis: 1) the state provider is included in the Association of Computer-Based Systems for Career Information (ACSCI) directory and the state has an Internet version of their system, 2) the site includes components that address self-assessment, the generation of alternatives through search, and the delivery of occupational and educational information, as well as integration among these components. Many web sites offer valuable information but do not have the full features or integration typically associated with CIDS. Examples of Internet sites that do not meet this full criteria, yet may contain valuable information,
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