The Technology Of Technology-based Instruction: Comments On The Research, Development, And Dissemination Approach To Innovation
Education & Treatment Of Children
Examines the evolution of the Direct Instruction (DI; E. House, 1981) approach to curriculum development and dissemination as well as the implications of the approach from a cultural perspective, focusing on the move in DI from print curriculum programs to videodiscs. Possible limitations of the research, development, and dissemination perspective are also examined from the cultural perspective. The Core Concepts videodiscs were developed as a way to reduce the demands of intense, whole-group instruction. Five studies of these programs conducted over the last 7 yrs have demonstrated the programs' effectiveness in teaching low achieving students. However, several drawbacks of this research, development, and dissemination approach can be found in the subtle reactions to the programs when teachers consider using them on a day-to-day basis after the formal research had been completed.
Woodward, John. 1993. "The technology of technology-based instruction: Comments on the research, development, and dissemination approach to innovation." Education & Treatment Of Children 16(4): 345-360.