ERIC Number: ED183943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Home Study Course Development Handbook.
Lambert, Michael P., Ed.; Welch, Sally R., Ed.
Intended for independent study directors, course authors, and directors of home based or distance learning projects, this collection of current, practical guides on correspondence course development contains fourteen chapters authored by practicing home study educators and experts in their field. From Theory to Practice lists steps in course production from subject selection through revision program implementation. Naming the Parts lists course components with a profile of a home study course and glossary included. Approaching Course Development offers guidance on planning. Supervising Course Authors discusses author selection and gives a sample author's contract. Writing Objectives shows how to prepare good instructional objectives. (A review quiz follows.) Working Magic with Manuscripts provides checklists for copy editing. Managing Text Readability discusses reading level formulas and provides practice examples. (The Dale list of 30,000 Familiar Words is appended.) Writing Examples uses practical examples in describing multiple choice test preparation. Audio Visual Material discusses their effective use. Course Design and Layout overviews techniques available to the course developer. Managing Course Production discusses step-by-step text production. (Proofreader's marks and glossary are appended.) Creative Course Packaging presents design principles. Completion Rate Studies defines terms, provides examples, and includes a quiz. Financial Analysis explains basic cost accounting principles (relationships among course price, volume, and profit analysis). (YLB)
Descriptors: Accounting, Adult Education, Audiovisual Aids, Authors, Correspondence Study, Course Content, Course Objectives, Courses, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Editing, Home Study, Material Development, Multiple Choice Tests, Readability Formulas, Test Construction, Textbook Preparation, Textbook Publication
National Home Study Council, 1601 18th Street, N.W., DC 20009 ($15.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Home Study Council, Washington, DC.