ERIC Number: ED341857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
Bicycle Purchaser Training Workshop.
A course was developed to provide data to buyers of new bicycles so they could make an informed decision about their purchases. The instructional systems design process (analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation) was used to analyze the need for a training course on buying and fitting a bicycle. Information was collected through a literature review and questionnaires and interviews with cyclists and shop owners to show that a training course was suitable for learning the subject. An instructional task analysis linked the course segments to the behaviors identified in the analysis phase. The designer listed four instructional objectives, defined the entry behaviors, and sequenced the four lesson segments. Media for instruction were chosen, and the lesson was explained in terms of Gagne's nine steps of instruction. The designer provided specifications for assessment, evaluation, and learning transfer. The designer assembled a student manual, instructor guide, and posttest for the course, which would be delivered in a lecture format. Six individuals participated in the implementation stage in November 1990. The formative evaluation consisted of a small group and a pilot test. Higher posttest scores for the test group when compared with a control group of nine individuals showed some learning had taken place. (Appendixes include a bicycle buying questionnaire, job task analysis, student manual, instructor's guide, posttest, and 25 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bicycling, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Job Analysis, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Pretests Posttests, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Purchasing, Study Guides, Task Analysis, Teaching Guides, Workshops
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bicycles; Instructional Systems Development
Note: Master's Thesis, New York Institute of Technology.