ERIC Number: ED194740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The TVOntario Academy. The Use of Television Broadcasting and Computer-Managed Learning for Individualized Adult Learning.
In January 1980, TVOntario, a television network operated by the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, introduced a new concept in adult learning, the TVOntario Academy. It consists of a combination of high broadcast-quality television programming, a computer-managed learning (CML) system, and especially designed courseware aimed at enabling TVOntario viewers the opportunity of embarking upon self-directed learning projects on subjects related to the television series. The basic component of a TVOntario Academy is a carefully selected, or especially produced, series of television programs which covers a well-defined and clearly circumscribable body of knowledge. The first two projects were a Health and the Environment Academy and a Music of Man Academy; Parents' Academy will be offered in January 1981. Resources and support materials usually consist of a learners' guide, reading materials, multiple-choice questions, CML system, and newsletters. Findings of an evaluation of the two academies presented provided information about motivations of participants. Appeal and convenience of a television-based learning activity were cited. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Educational Communications Authority, Toronto.
Identifiers: Ontario; TVOntario