ERIC Number: ED362188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Media and Instructional Technology Competencies Needed by Business, Industry, Health Professions, Agencies, Military Trainers, and Independent Contractors in Northern California, USA.
Morlan, John E.; Lu, Mei-Yan
To determine whether professionals in business, industry, health professions, agencies, and the military are receiving the training they need to work as instructional designers and trainers, a 54-item survey was prepared based on competencies perceived necessary by a group of university professors. Items ranged from basic demographic data to the skills required by the respondent's job. Of the 267 survey instruments mailed to professional personnel, 66 usable surveys were returned. Percentages of professionals who considered each item a priority are summarized in table form. A comparison of university curricula with the data indicates that many university curricula need to be examined and revised to meet the needs of professional trainers and instructional designers. Many of the identified gaps could be filled by including courses in areas dealing with human relationships and overseeing projects or programs. The survey is included, and responses are summarized in one lengthy table. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Demography, Education Work Relationship, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Interpersonal Relationship, Job Skills, Mail Surveys, Management Development, Professional Personnel, Professional Training, Relevance (Education), Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California (North)
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (15th, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 13-17, 1993); see IR 016 300.