ERIC Number: ED067877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
An Empirical Study of a Methodology for the Revision of Systematically Designed Educational Materials.
Rayner, Gail Treat
A project was devised to develop and test a revision model for systematically designed educational materials based on the literature and on previous procedures. The model divides the revision process into content changes and procedural changes, and decisions are based on data collected from measures of student performance and attitudes and on judgments of a content expert and educational technologist. Students in a required course in health education were subjects for the implementation phase of the project; they were randomly assigned to either computer managed instruction (CMI) or to conventional instruction. The implementation of the revision model was based on the results from the first quarter of operation, where only 17 percent of the CMI students reached criterion of 80 percent on the final, criterion-referenced examination. After revision of the course according to the model, 71 percent of the students in the CMI group reached criterion. While the model was clearly successful, several revisions could be made concerning criterion measures, data collection procedures, evaluation instruments, and student pacing. (Author/SH)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Computer-Assisted Instruction Center.
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