ERIC Number: ED059612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Statement Before Select Subcommittee on Education.
Komoski, P. Kenneth
Unless educational technology is focused on the improvement of learning, it becomes simply a means of making education seem more efficient without being truly effective. Improved materials are urgently needed because of growing demand for individualized learning and teacher accountability. Schools now are forced to use inadequately verified material because that is all that is available. It is estimated that 99 percent of the materials school children now use have not been put through even the initial phases of the learner-verification and revision cycle. This happens partly because schools select material without demanding information about such verification. It is probable that the material currently produced could be revised to meet the learner-verification criteria with only minor changes. There is an urgent need for a set of realistic guidelines to help product developers institute a program of verification and revision and for a set of guidelines to assist schools in selecting instructional material. (Author/JY)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Products Information Exchange Inst., Stony Brook, NY.
Note: Paper presented to the Select Subcommittee on Education