ERIC Number: ED115230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Determining User Needs as a Basis for the Educational Programming of Large-Scale Projects. Satellite Technology Demonstration, Technical Report No. 0211.
Connolly, A. J.; Dale, Joyce B.
The Satellite Technology Demonstration (STD) made a needs assessment profile as the first step in the creation of an instructional television series for junior high students, "Time Out!" The suggested sequence for a similar project is: (1) submit a list of potential projects to the appropriate decision-makers; (2) determine through personal contact which programs will have political, social and fiscal support; (3) develop instrumentation and collect data from those who work with the primary audience (teacher, administrators, counselors, parents); (4) develop instrumentation and collect data from a representative sampling of the primary audience; and (5) translate data into a feasible program. STD made the following recommendations; (1) the required personnel, time, and money for a large-scale project can be easily underestimated; (2) instrumentation should be reviewed by the program producers prior to the after field testing so that results can be meaningfully incorporated; (3) teamwork is required between the technical specialist and the program producers; (4) technical specialists should be involved in selection of the sample audience; and (5) a needs assessment profile should never be considered absolute. (NR)
Descriptors: Career Education, Communications Satellites, Curriculum Development, Educational Media, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Educational Television, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Information Needs, Junior High School Students, Needs, Needs Assessment, Programing (Broadcast), Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc., Denver, CO.