ERIC Number: ED058725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Who Should Develop Instructional Materials for CAI?
Seidel, Robert J.
The nonprofit special organization as a developer of computer-administered instruction (CAI) is advocated in this paper. The organization of universities and their mode of operation do not lend themselves to instructional product development. Faculty members engage in such efforts on a part-time basis and in competition with higher priority concerns. Also, universities and their faculties tend to have few incentive structures to promote compatibility and widespread dissemination for their instructional products. While commercial publishing houses have such interest, their profit-making needs mitigate against expensive cyclical product developments aimed at maximizing instructional effectiveness. Because the nonprofit special organization's mission orientation, internal organization, and reward structure tend to serve this end, it is proposed as the appropriate developer. (Author/JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Paper presented at the Computers in Instruction Conference (Los Angeles, California, October 1970)