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ERIC Number: ED161446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Developmental Testing of A101: A Follow-up Study.
Brown, Duncan H.
To gauge reactions to the developmental testing of the broadcast component of an Arts Foundation Course, 18 members of the team identified as either producer or academic on a television or radio program tested were sent questionnaires containing open response type questions. In addition, the views of members of the Institute of Educational Technology closely involved with the developmental testing were collected through a series of informal discussions. Results indicated that full developmental testing of a broadcast component requires the following conditions: (1) adequate resources must be allocated including finance, personnel, and production time; (2) agreement to test must be made early enough to ensure production of all programs in time for testing; (3) production methods must be developed which will make draft versions of programs possible; (4) criteria for deciding which courses or programs to test must be identified; and (5) there must be a general recognition that developmental testing might indicate the need for a total remake of the program. Appendices include the questionnaire used, written responses, sample developmental testing report, and a student questionnaire. (JEG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.
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