ERIC Number: ED135401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb-11
Reference Count: 0
A Survey and Analysis of Military Computer-Based Training Systems: A Two Part Study. Volume I: A Survey and Annotated Bibliography of Authoring Aids for Instructional Systems Development.
Logan, Robert S.
The authoring process and authoring aids which facilitate development of instructional materials have recently emerged as an area of concern in the field of instructional systems development (ISD). This process includes information gathering, its conversion to learning packages, its revision, and its formal publication. The purpose of this literature search was to identify and analyze authoring tools and procedures, and to identify information clearinghouses and data banks for instructional materials. Computer searches were made of data banks in the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), and the McDonnell Douglas Corporation libraries. Manual searches were made at several local libraries, and personal communication was made with over seventy individuals and associations in the field of instructional technology. Over five thousand documents were evaluated and fourteen hundred of these were selected for eventual inclusion in a computer-based information storage and retrieval system described in Volume 2. Findings of the study are: (1) more applied but unevaluated documents are from the civilian environment, (2) equal numbers of applied and evaluated documents exist in both the civilian and military environments, (3) more authoring aids tend to be from the civilian environment, and (4) more procedures are available than are either tools or methodologies. Approximately sixty authoring tools and procedures are arranged by ISD phase and step in an extensive, annotated bibilography. (DAG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. - East, St. Louis, MO.