ERIC Number: ED161169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Analyses of Materials for Developers of Instructional Materials. EPIE Report Number 85m.
Educational Products Information Exchange Inst., Stony Brook, NY.
In January of 1977 the Educational Products Information Exchange Institute (EPIE), the National Institute of Education, and the Army Research Institute cosponsored a task force to analyze a group of instructional materials for instructional materials developers. Participants included instructional technologists, research psychologists, commercial instructional materials publishers, representatives of research and development centers, and training and curriculum developers. Participants in the task force were trained to use the EPIE Materials Analysis System. In selecting materials for this report, EPIE asked task force participants, experts in their respective fields of instructional materials development, to identify exemplary materials for materials developers. Some of these materials were brought to the task force for evaluation. Of the materials selected, synthesized analyses of 27 appear in this report. Each resource was subjected to analysis by at least two EPIE-certified analysts. An EPIE editor then synthesized the analyses, resolving discrepancies by discussion and if necessary, referring the material to a third analyst for examination. In many cases, the materials were designed to be self-instructional, and in some cases the materials are less effective because they are not designed for use by an instructor or teacher. Following the 27 synthesized analyses is an annotated bibliography. Divided into three sections, this bibliography contains information on materials similar to those analyzed in the report. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Educational Resources, Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Resource Materials
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Products Information Exchange Inst., Stony Brook, NY.