ERIC Number: ED213119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Planning and Management of Audio-Visual Media in Distance Learning Institutions. Final Report of an IIEP Workshop (Paris, France, September 30-October 3, 1980).
Bates, A. W.
Resulting from a 1980 workshop and a survey of 12 selected distance learning systems (or correspondence study programs), this paper had four aims: (1) to provide a framework to describe distance learning systems using audiovisual media and to locate the 12 surveyed institutions within that framework, (2) to identify common problem areas in the planning and management of audiovisual media, (3) to discover principles of planning and management to use in training, and (4) to identify how training and research might improve planning and management in this area and the methods by which this training and research can best be accomplished. Topics covered by the 11 chapters of the report include the analysis of the use of audiovisual media in the 12 institutions, the educational functions of audiovisual media, transmission and distribution, the production of broadcast materials, nonbroadcast audiovisual media (such as tape players and telephones), costs, feedback from users, institutional research, program evaluation, and training and research needs. The paper concludes that television and radio are of less significance in such teaching systems than was expected. Print is still the primary means of instruction, although the use of nonbroadcast media is increasing. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Instruction, Correspondence Schools, Correspondence Study, Educational Planning, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Program Costs, Research Needs, Telephone Instruction, Training Objectives
IIEP Publications, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9, rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016 Paris, FRANCE (Order No. H.38; 10.00 francs).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.