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Some Background Considerations to the Establishment of an External Studies Programme.
Gordon, Hopeton L. A.
A study was made of how conventional, face-to-face teaching methods might be used in conjunction with correspondence study (CS), programed instruction (PI), educational television (ETV) and radio broadcasts, and other approaches to make higher education more widely available throughout the region served by the University of the West Indies. These auxiliary methods generally showed advantages in reaching scattered populations, coping with shortages of trained and skilled teachers, and enabling adults to study at home during leisure time. Used with ETV, CS enabled students to proceed at their own pace. Used with ETV, CS appeared to lose much of its flexibility but produce more effective learning. CS and PI proved conducive to active student participation and effective feedback. However, certain methods showed disadvantages in cost, feedback, and opportunity for practical work. Detailed guidelines were offered for administering and planning effective multimedia CS programs. The current state of British correspondence study and educational broadcasting was also examined, with particular attention to the newly inaugurated (January 1971) Open University. (Ten references are included.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica).
Identifiers: Open University (Great Britain); West Indies