ERIC Number: ED222153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Radio ECCA: A Distance Learning System in the Canary Islands. DERG Papers, Number 5.
Cepeda, Luis Espina
The Cultural Radio Station of the Canary Islands (Radio ECCA), a distance learning system, is described. Various Spanish institutions have introduced the ECCA system of teaching into their respective provinces by collaborative agreements with Radio ECCA. The total enrollment of ECCA students in Spain (including the Canary Islands) reached 28,505 for the academic year 1979-80, and nine Latin American countries have also introduced the ECCA system. Although Radio ECCA focuses its attention on the needs of the socially deprived community, it does not exclude the higher strata from its student body. Data on student age, place of residence, and student occupations are presented. Educational activities are centered on: broadcasting courses leading to an academic qualification; formal teaching and academic courses for adults not leading to a qualification (i.e., aimed at improving the quality of life and job performance); and providing entertaining broadcasts when education programs are not being transmitted. ECCA is based on print materials, radio, and tutoring. Aspects of course production and distribution are discussed, along with: student recruitment; efforts to overcome feelings of impersonality and to increase student motivation; student evaluation; program organization and administration; program evaluation and monitoring; financial resources of the program; topography of the Canary Islands; and the population, economy, and communications. A number of lesson master sheets from courses, a student registration form, a student evaluation form, and a weekly tutor report form are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Curriculum Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Radio, Enrollment Trends, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Records (Forms), Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Tutoring
Distance Education Research Group, The Open University, Walton Hall, (Rm. Q229 M Block), MK7 6AA, United Kingdom (2.00 pounds Brit., including postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Translations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley (England). Distance Education Research Group.
Identifiers: Canary Islands; Distance Education; Radio ECCA; Spain