ERIC Number: ED239579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-21
Reference Count: 0
Basic References on Instructional Development.
Braden, Roberts A.; Sachs, Steven G.
A survey was conducted of more than 300 instructional developers, asking which books they would recommend for a variety of different uses. To assist them, a listing of 139 instructional development books taken from a recent journal article was included with the survey. Participants, who represented a diverse but highly-experienced group, were asked to recommend three books for each of four categories: personal use, textbook, reference for practitioners, and for reading by nondevelopers. A list of most recommended books was developed, and demographic variables were used in the analysis of respondent recommendations. Results, though inconclusive, indicate that significant differences exist in book recommendations according to such factors as sex, age, and other demographic variables and suggest areas for further analysis and research. This report includes tables displaying data on respondents' job responsibilities, years of experience, and places of employment; the 39 most-recommended books; additional book recommendations; and topics for new books suggested by respondents. Forty references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (New Orleans, LA, January 21, 1983).