ERIC Number: ED243476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Authoring Aids for Instructional Systems Development: An Analysis of Needs and Availability. Final Report.
Wetzel, Sandra K.; And Others
Surveys and follow-up interviews were conducted in 1978 and 1980 respectively at the Navy's Instructional Program Development Centers to determine the need for the development or modification of authoring aids (manuals containing detailed procedural guidelines) to support designers/developers in producing high quality, usable instructional materials. In addition, tri-service availability and utilization of authoring aids were assessed. Results indicated that instructional strategy selection, terminal/enabler objective writing, and test construction needed support. The tri-service assessment showed that existing aids and those under development would require major modifications to meet Navy requirements. It was recommended that: (1) designers/developers be encouraged to take courses/workshops in instructional technology; (2) coordination be maintained with appropriate tri-service agencies for interservice exchange, and (3) existing authoring aids, such as the Instructional Quality Inventory (IQI) and the Author Training Course, be modified if necessary and placed online as computer-based aids. A 24-item bibliography, a flow chart outlining Instructional Systems Development (ISD) design and development tasks, and a report distribution list are provided. (Author/ESR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Flow Charts, Guidelines, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Military Training, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.