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Splittgerber, Fredric L.; Stirzaker, Norbert A. – Educational Technology, 1984
Indicates the major areas of decision making for computer utilization by school districts are administrative information and instructional management, and suggests districts formulate a master plan to identify their information needs in these areas. Specific computer applications discussed include information reporting and several instructional…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs
Awotua-Efebo, Ebi Bio – Educational Technology, 1984
Presents guidelines for cost effective product development for training managers charged with quality control of products and training specialists who design materials. Discusses phases of educational product development--diagnosis, design, development, and evaluation. (MBR)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Design Requirements, Guidelines, Instructional Development
Maher, Charles A.; Mossip, Caroline E. – Educational Technology, 1984
Describes a management-oriented system for the evaluation of educational programs for gifted children in public schools. Referred to as the Program Analysis and Review System, the approach comprises three sequential steps of program specification, documentation, and outcome determination, which are discussed in detail. (MBR)
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Documentation, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education
Fessler, Ralph – Educational Technology, 1980
This article offers some strategies for closing the linkage between initial needs assessment and the implementation of change. Examined are: prioritizing needs through criteria analysis, developing a cyclical implementation/staff inservice plan, and utilizing an analytical problem solving approach to curriculum and decision making. (Author/RAO)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Needs Assessment
Butler, David; Butler, Janice – Educational Technology, 1979
Suggests standard operating procedures for non-routine and low priority customer requests for media services and gives an example of prioritizing the distribution of audiovisual presentation services. (RAO)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Centers, Learning Resources Centers, Needs Assessment, Services
Martin, Barbara L. – Educational Technology, 1989
Presents a systems model for developing instruction in the affective domain and offers a checklist for instructional design. Topics discussed include conducting a needs assessment; behavioral objectives; sequencing affective objectives; the relationship between affective and cognitive behaviors; selecting instructional procedures; and designing…
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Check Lists, Cognitive Objectives, Evaluation Methods
Hertzke, Eugene R. – Educational Technology, 1992
Describes the role that school administrators should play when adopting integrated learning systems (ILSs). The school district superintendent's role in the decision-making process is described, including identifying institutional needs, networking configurations, and training and support needs; and the facilitative and supportive role required of…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Adoption (Ideas), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction
Wallace, Joy; Rose, Raymond M. – Educational Technology, 1984
Discusses steps educators should work through when reviewing educational software, e.g., role playing intended users, analyzing instructional approach, identifying inaccuracies, using software and giving incorrect responses to see how software responds, and assessing the software's human values criteria. An educational software review form is…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Design
Dede, Christopher – Educational Technology, 1989
Outlines practical strategies which educational administrators can apply in planning for the use of advanced instructional technologies, and presents a checklist to use in evaluating new instructional devices. Highlights include assessing instructional needs; hardware and software considerations; vendors; costs; and effects of change and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Cost Effectiveness
Coaxum, Callie B.; And Others – Educational Technology, 1989
Presents a systematic approach for small colleges to plan effectively for the acquisition of information resources, i.e., computers and telecommunications, based on five recommendations: (1) assign task force to assess needs; (2) establish institutional goals; (3) identify the technology required to meet the goals; (4) determine financial…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Computer Uses in Education, Cost Estimates, Higher Education
Andrews, Dee H. – Educational Technology, 1988
Delineates the differences between simulators and training devices, and discusses the possibility of inadequate training when simulators are used as training devices. Guidelines for appropriate training device development using a behavioral learning approach are presented. (13 references) (CLB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Evaluation Criteria
Seilheimer, Steven D. – Educational Technology, 1988
Outlines procedures for developing a microcomputer laboratory for use by students in an academic organization, based on experiences at Niagara University. The four phases described include: (1) needs assessment; (2) establishment, including software and hardware selection and physical facilities; (3) operation, including staffing, maintenance,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Copyrights, Courseware, Educational Facilities Planning