Evaluation technology in instructional development

Robert D. Tennyson

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The instructional development model described in this paper was deliberately constructed to eliminate the boxes and arrows commonly used to illustrate how development works. Many of my colleagues and training associates view this as a maturing of the field. Just as computer scientists have all but eliminated the flowchart from the programing process-a result caused by sophistication of ideas and operations-so instructional developers are establishing conceptual systems that cannot simply be reduced to several boxes with connecting lines and arrows. A well-organized development system would be too complex to diagram, and if it were diagramed, no one could follow it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Instructional Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1 1978


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