ERIC Number: ED238604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Using Consultants for Materials Development. Technical Note No. 19.
Bergau, Nancy; Soedharno, R. F.
A technical note on using consultants for learning materials development and production, written for the staff of the Indonesian Directorate of Community Education, outlines procedures for determining the need for consultants, choosing the kind of consultant needed, and working effectively with consultants. What consultants are, and what kinds of services they perform are described. Other sections detail how to determine when consultants are needed and of what kind. How to find a consultant and how to choose a consultant are covered in subsequent sections. "How Do You Hire a Consultant?" discusses the written agreements or contracts made with consultants, and provides a sample memo of agreement. Needs during the consultancy are outlined. A section on implementing a media consultancy lists factors influencing the outcome and questions which must be asked before work begins. The phases of the consultancy process are given: negotiations, goals and objectives, review, synopsis/treatment, review, draft/story board/mock-up, review, production, review, field test, review, revision, review, mass production, distribution, and final review. "What Is Next?" covers evaluating a consultant's work and providing feedback. Guidelines provided are intended to be useful to all agencies and individuals who use consultants in learning materials development. (MH)
Descriptors: Consultants, Developing Nations, Feedback, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Interaction, Interprofessional Relationship, Job Development, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Performance Contracts, Personnel Management, Personnel Selection, Records (Forms), Specifications
Center for International Education, 285 Hills House South, Amherst, MA 01003 ($1.50 plus postage, 10% discount on orders of 20 or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: World Bank, Washington, DC.; Ministry of Education and Culture (Indonesia).
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.