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ERIC Number: ED186958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Self-Instruction in Basic Broadcasting Techniques.
Henderson, Jerome D.
A self-instructional approach used at Central Michigan University to teach basic broadcasting techniques to students in a basic production course is described in this paper. Separate sections discuss the following topics: (1) problems involved in attempting to provide large numbers of students with hands-on training in broadcast production; (2) selection of a self-instructional approach to learning based on the viewing of videotape presentations; (3) selection of the area of television production equipment operations for a pilot quasi-research study on the effectiveness of the self-instructional approach; (4) establishment of the television production unit; (5) instructional design, based largely on the use of mastery learning techniques; (6) expansion of the project to include radio and film instructional sequences; and (7) results obtained from an evaluation of the instructional method. Data are presented to show student levels of success in the individual components of the three units (television, radio, and film), and conclusions are drawn about areas of needed improvement. Appendixes, which comprise a major portion of the paper, present the basic production course syllabus, statements of educational objectives for each of 12 unit lessons, sample test items for the radio unit, illustrations and scripts used in the videotape presentations to explain console operations, and workbook pages dealing with console operations. (GT)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Behavioral Objectives, Broadcast Industry, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Films, Higher Education, Mastery Learning, Production Techniques, Programed Instruction, Radio, Television, Television Curriculum, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Chicago, IL, April 10-12, 1980).