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ERIC Number: ED383296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 12
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Planning for Success: Considerations for Managing Dissemination of Training Technology.
Ellsworth, James B.
This paper summarizes the results of a study examining the implementation of a computer-based trainer in a U.S. Army Advanced Individual Training center. Interviews, document analysis, and participant-observation were used to identify factors that influenced potential adopters to accept or resist the new trainer. Comments from planners and administrators, technical support personnel, subject-matter experts (instructors), instructional developers, and students were analyzed for common themes affecting the adoption/rejection decision. Nineteen factors were identified, focusing on different situational entities (i.e., other participants, the system itself, external organizations, leaders of the implementation, and the bureaucracy). Results suggest four critical issues for planners to consider to maximize the positive impacts of each factor throughout the dissemination process. Recommendations for addressing these issues are offered to administrators, instructional technologists, and change agents. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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