ERIC Number: ED051674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
System Analysis in Instructional Programming: The Initial Phases of the Program Construction Process.
A three-volume series describes the construction of a self-instructional system as a work process with three main phases: system analysis, system synthesis, and system modification and evaluation. After an introductory discussion of some basic principles of instructional programing, this first volume focuses on the system analysis phase, describing some major sub-phases within the program construction process. The current trends in the choice of areas where instructional programing may be used are identified. A systematic method of determining instructional goals is recommended: first searching for goals with empirical and comprehensive means, then focusing on goals which are behavior oriented and non-conflicting, and, finally, adjusting goals in a series of successive, post-checking revisions. The necessity for an analysis of the special characteristics of the intended student population and the external restrictions on the use of the study material is stressed. Some procedures for examining the logical and psychological structure of the subject matter are presented. The mechanical and non-mechanical devices available to present an instructional system are described and evaluated, including programed texts, closed-circuit television, and teaching machines. See also volume two (EM 009 073) and volume three (EM 009 074). (JY)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Closed Circuit Television, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Psychology, Evaluation Methods, Individual Characteristics, Instructional Systems, Learning Theories, Program Development, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Programing, Structural Analysis, Systems Approach, Teaching Machines, Textbooks, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School of Education, Malmo (Sweden). Dept. of Educational and Psychological Research.
Note: Didakometry series, Vol I