ERIC Number: ED363786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Home Study Course Development Handbook. Third Edition.
Lambert, Michael P., Ed.; Welch, Sally R., Ed.
This handbook is intended to assist new home study directors of education, course writers, instructors, and others interested in home study course development. It contains 13 guides that were each written by practicing home study educators and experts in the correspondence study field and that together cover the complete course development process, from market research to final printing of course materials. The following chapters/guides are included: "From Theory to Practice" (Lambert); "Naming the Parts" (Hatcher); "Developing the Modern Home Study Course" (Frenzel); "Supervising Course Authors" (McKeown); "Preparing Instructional Objectives" (Mount); "Total Quality Manuscripts" (Marshall, Buddle); "Managing Text Readability" (Hughes); "Writing Examinations" (Cherry);"Motivation through Interaction and Media" (Dasenbrock); "Designing a Home Study Course" (Foltz); "Desktopping Great Looking Courses" (Welch); "The Curriculum Development Cycle" (Gibbs); and "Financial Analysis in Course Development" (Godfrey). In addition to including step-by-step guidelines, many chapters include sample course materials and/or forms. Contains 17 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Correspondence Study, Curriculum Development, Desktop Publishing, Instructional Materials, Marketing, Material Development, Program Budgeting, Readability, Readability Formulas, Student Motivation, Test Construction
National Home Study Council, 1601 18th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($25).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Home Study Council, Washington, DC.
Note: For an earlier edition, see ED 317 826; for a related student services handbook, see ED 357 259.