ERIC Number: ED220944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
How Can We Best Produce Courseware?
Several models exist for production methods that can be used in the development of instructional materials for use in television- or computer-based instructional programs. These models include the established audiovisual industry that currently produces educational films and similar materials; consortia of educational institutions sharing in the development and distribution of courseware; nonprofit agencies for instructional television, cooperating with state education departments; computer manufacturing companies; and major public and commercial broadcasting networks. Several methods exist for coping with the high costs of courseware development: government and private foundation grants are available, consortium members can share costs, and the computer hardware and software industries can be relied upon to meet the costs in return for ownership of the resulting products. The author of this document recommends establishing consortia to produce video courseware and depending on the computer industry to produce microcomputer courseware until the consortia can develop sufficient resources to enter that field as well. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Consortia, Educational Television, Financial Support, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Models, Program Costs
Not available separately; see EA 014 833.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: In: Technology and Education: Policy, Implementation, Evaluation. Proceedings of the National Conference on Technology and Education (January 26-28, 1981). For related documents, see EA 014 833.