ERIC Number: ED052781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The EDO: New Man on the Junior College Campus.
National Lab. for Higher Education, Durham, NC.
The Educational Development Officer (EDO) is a new kind of college administrator, a full-time catalyst for change. In the Junior and Community College Division of the National Laboratory for Higher Education (NLHE), the EDO has been defined as an innovation-minded professional who questions existing practices, works constantly for constructive change, and specializes in the improvement of instruction, both in subject matter and in psychologically sound methodologies. To insure accountability, he requires specific learning objectives; if these are not met, he sees that the ineffective programs are revised. His appointment shows a firm commitment by the college to the improvement of learning, and implies the support, confidence, and cooperation of both administration and faculty. A primary function of the EDO is to help the faculty follow the six essential steps of the systems approach to instruction. To do this, he must (1) train faculty in the necessary skills, (2) help select measurable learning objectives, (3) assist with measurement problems in constructing criterion tests, (4) help design a variety of learning activities, (5) oversee a continuous revision of objectives, and (6) promote research-based decisions throughout the institution insofar as they affect student learning. This brochure describes EDOs in action and lists the 10 topics for which NLHE is now developing self-instructional materials. (HH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Lab. for Higher Education, Durham, NC.