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ERIC Number: ED112767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 13
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Solving Instructional Development Problems in University Settings.
Newman, Joan A.; And Others
Despite the wealth of information available about methods of instructional development, the practitioner still faces a major task of adapting these to any local situation. Precisely because instructional development is a "people process," most developers must work through the value systems and priorities set by clients rather than imposing their own. In this process, the clarity and logic of idealized instructional development models often become obscured by local variations in budget, personnel, facilities, and viewpoints. The question for the developers, then, is how to go about finding the best match between the principles they know must be followed and the perceptions and constraints of the people with whom they will be working. A way that looks promising is establishing a faculty ad hoc committee to study and make recommendations for developing and producing specific instructional media, without immediate reference to the more general, total instructional development program. Although attempts are indeed made to sort materials by the degree of their complexity and the assumed expertise of the viewer, the fact is that the same materials may be profitably used in different ways by creative faculty in several situations. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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