ERIC Number: ED135404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Model Research and Development Information Dissemination Program for the Kentucky Bureau of Vocational Education: The Omnibus Dissemination Program.
Sims, E. Norman
As a solution to the problem of disseminating information from research and development projects into the field, this project examined a number of diffusion models, developed the Omnibus Model, and tested it. The Omnibus Model consists of eight different action blocks. First, information is acquired both selectively and non-selectively, and then stored. A decision block examines the information about innovations and decides whether it is relevant to present or future needs. If that decision is positive, the information continues to flow through the system to the Communication Committee who channels it to the field via projects, local educational agencies, or the Bureau of Vocational Education. This block serves also as a gatekeeper for asking whether it is a good innovation, whether there is financial support for its diffusion, and whether there might be other more appropriate channels for its diffusion. After dissemination comes resource utilization, the provision of alternate courses to aid implementation; and then comes execution of the program by the client. Transformations in the program are monitored, and feed-back from the field provides further information which can be entered into the system via the acquisition block. This report contains an analysis of the activities of the diffusion program during the first year, is supported by flowcharts, sample forms, and sample publications. (WBC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.