ERIC Number: ED222174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May-4
Reference Count: 0
Entry-Level Competencies for Instructional Developers.
Trimby, Madeline J.
A survey of business and industrial training team supervisors and members was undertaken in order to identify the most important entry-level competencies required of instructional development specialists in a variety of business and industrial settings. The study sample of 300 was randomly selected from the approximately 2,850 members of the Senior Trainers interest group of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Participants were requested to rank a list of instructional development competencies. Survey data were analyzed by tabulating the mean for the overall importance of each competency so as to rank order the entire list. The results indicated that: (1) certain competencies were consistently rated as more important than other competencies; (2) interpersonal skills were the highest-ranked competencies; (3) instructional team members differed from instructional team supervisors in their ranking of competencies; (4) certain competencies were consistently lowest rated; and (5) the type and size of organization and the function of an organization's development unit were not important variables in determining desired competencies. A set of 13 recommendations based on the study are presented. Two ranked lists of competencies and a list of participants are provided as well as a 29-item bibliography. (Author/JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Dallas, TX, May 4, 1982).