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ERIC Number: ED002284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Dec
Pages: 58
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THE DESIGN OF INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT, TWO VIEWS. OCCASIONAL PAPER NUMBER 8.
LEVERENZ, HUMBOLDT W.; TOWNSLEY, MALCOM G.
TWO VIEWS ON THE DESIGN OF INSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT ARE PRESENTED. ONE IS BY H. W. LEVERENZ OF THE RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA, AND THE OTHER IS BY MALCOLM TOWNSLEY OF THE BELL AND HOWELL COMPANY. EACH WAS ASKED TO WRITE ON TWO QUESTIONS--(1) HOW HAS INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT BEEN DESIGNED IN THE PAST, AND (2) HOW SHOULD IT BE DESIGNED IN THE FUTURE. LEVERENZ DEALS PRIMARILY WITH SOME OF THE BASIC HUMAN FACTORS INVOLVED IN THE DESIGN PROCESS OF INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT. TOWNSLEY DEALS PRIMARILY WITH THE PROBLEMS OF ECONOMICS AND ORGANIZATION AS THEY AFFECT THE DESIGN PROCESS. LEVERENZ'S RECOMMENDATION IS THAT AN AGENCY OUTSIDE THE INSTRUCTIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND ENGINEERING PROFESSIONS SHOULD BE THE PRIME MOVER IN ESTABLISHING SEVERAL TEAMS OF CAREFULLY SELECTED TEACHERS AND DESIGNERS DEVOTED TO IMPROVING THE DESIGN AND USE OF INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT. THE COMMON OBJECTIVE SHOULD BE ONE OF INCREASING THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF CULTURAL INFORMATION ACQUIRED BY THE LEARNER. TOWNSLEY SUGGESTS THE NECESSITY FOR CLOSER CONTACT BETWEEN THE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER AND THE MANUFACTURER OF INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT. THIS WOULD HELP THE MANUFACTURER TO KNOW WHAT THE EDUCATOR WANTS AND NEEDS. A BIBLIOGRAPHY RELATING TO THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES INVOLVED IN THE DESIGN OF TRAINING EQUIPMENT IS INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. School of Education.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: BELL AND HOWELL; DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; Technological Development Project