ERIC Number: ED194543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Educational Product Development in an International Perspective.
van Houten, Carel A.
International transfer, defined as the process of diffusing a product or idea across national boundaries, has become an increasingly significant source of educational innovation in recent years. In order to analyze the outcomes of an international transfer project, three dimensions should be considered. The first, the amount of change in the transferred product, might range from no changes to the addition of content, procedures or objectives. The second dimension is the amount of research and development effort generated in the transfer process. The third dimension is the effectiveness of the transfer effort and of its final product. The development of educational materials generally follows the product-market analysis model, in which all information about education/market variables is integrated and weighed in a number of stages. Systematic evaluation may make an important contribution to this process. The model is illustrated with a case study of the development of arithmetic games for primary schools. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wolters-Noordhoff, Inc., Gronigen (Netherlands).
Identifiers: Netherlands; Product Development; Product Market Analysis Model
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Group of Educational Publishers (Paterswolde, Netherlands, June 11-14, 1980).