ERIC Number: ED332654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-2
Reference Count: N/A
Producing Distance Learning Materials: Cash and Other Constraints.
Whitehead, Don J.
In order to develop a financial plan for and identify constraints on the production of distance learning materials, a total human resources development (HRD) plan must be produced, and endorsed by the highest level of management. The HRD plan sets out the human resources needed to secure the organization's future in terms of people and their skills, knowledge, and abilities. Central to the HRD plan is the development of a training needs analysis (TNA), i.e., an integrated training system in which the teaching methods and delivery media match the students and the content to provide the best possible training system for the investment made. An important permanent feature of the TNA is a Central Evaluation and Monitoring Unit (CEMU) which analyzes and monitors performance and constructs a realistic financial plan for the training function. Setting up a system of training with a built-in capacity to improve itself, based on both systemic evaluation and dialogue with trainees and managers, should make it possible to provide relevant and timely training whenever and wherever it is needed. (3 figures) (EW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.