ERIC Number: ED112841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Diagnosis and Revision in the Development of Instructional Materials.
Gropper, George L.
Methods of tryout and revision in development of instructional materials are identified and explained. Both "front-end" and "rear-end" analyses are included. Ways of anticipating potential student failures--identified as test failures, program task failures and learning failures--are discussed, with specific areas of possible breakdown illustrated. Likewise, the characteristics of inadequately designed individual program tasks, transitions between tasks, and cumulative learning experiences are delineated. Tools used in post-development diagnosis are described, and illustrations are given of diagnostic results which can be linked to specific student learning failures and specific program design failures. Revision techniques are listed for each variety of failure, along with priorities for implementation which can make the process efficient as well as effective. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Programs, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Learning Problems, Learning Processes, Material Development, Program Evaluation, State of the Art Reviews, Task Performance
Educational Technology Publications, Inc., 140 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($12.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Technology Publications, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.