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ERIC Number: ED164503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Critical Decision Areas in Instructional Development.
Langer, Philip
This study deals with three critical decision areas in individualizing instruction: (1) the decision whether or not to use commercially available materials; (2) the programmatic impact assigned to cognitive and affective consequences; and (3) the extent of formal structuring. Using a six-year research and development cycle for the development of an individualized, modularized, multimedia course as the data base, the conclusions are that trade-offs are inevitable, but a reasonably valid decision matrix can be generated. Specifically, commercial materials can be used provided they are incorporated within a tightly structured module format; affective outcomes are a source of legitimate concern; and a carefully detailed set of management procedures which provide for student choice and immediate feedback seems most successful. The data base program on which the research was based consisted of text, film, and lecture/tape modules covering 14 content areas in educational and adolescent psychology. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Canada, August 1978)