ERIC Number: ED208858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for the Developer of Basic Skills Products. The Product Developer's Manual.
Crawley, Emmett L., Ed.; And Others
This manual is designed to provide the developer with information which, when considered during the developmental phase of a project, will help ensure that the product will be in an appropriate form for effective dissemination or market distribution. The initial phase involves defining the purpose of the project, conducting market research, specifying the audience, and identifying competitive products. The steps involved in the development of a draft version of the product are discussed in the second phase, including selection of a development team, development of objectives, choosing a medium, outlining section parts, planning the development schedule, developing the draft, insuring social fairness, producing and protecting a usable prototype, and developing an instructor's or user's manual. The draft critique process requires the identification of product critique factors, a review of the product, testing the product, analysis of the data, validation, making revisions, and development of a master copy. Once the format is chosen and print and nonprint materials are developed, legal issues must be considered. The final phase is concerned with the dissemination of the product. A 55-item bibliography and samples of forms used at different stages of the development process are included. (CHC)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Basic Skills, Educational Technology, Formative Evaluation, Information Dissemination, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Material Development, Production Techniques, Records (Forms)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (1981-701-495/69).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Network of Innovative Schools, Inc., Andover, MA.; LINC Resources, Inc., Columbus, OH.