ERIC Number: ED215199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Design Parameters in Industry.
Bleach, Kathleen M.
The Restructuring Education in the Sciences for Industrial Alignment (RESIA) project examined the feasibility of combining college science faculty and industrial experts to produce instructional materials. These materials were intended for on-the-job training and college credit. Through informal contact, professors were identified who were willing to be involved in the development of training materials and who would subsequently offer these materials in their own classes for college credit; in turn, companies were identified that were willing to provide an industrial expert and trainees to try out the developed training materials. The college faculty and industrial representatives were to work together. During the course of the project, which consisted of initiation, writing, production, and evaluation, the following problems were identified: companies were reluctant to carry the full cost of development, but resisted sharing costs with potential rivals; faculty were reluctant to assign college credit; the original consortium approach hindered the project. The experiment showed the following results: (1) an instructional designer is an essential component of the development process; (2) industrial representatives and faculty added important dimensions; and (3) industry welcomed input from qualified faculty and used the materials developed. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Material Development, On the Job Training, Private Financial Support, School Business Relationship, Teacher Developed Materials, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: RESIA Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 20, l982).