ERIC Number: ED230177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Audio-Cassettes in Higher Education. I.E.T. Paper on Broadcasting No. 175.
The success and rewards of working with educational audiotape cassettes are discussed, based in part on student responses to questionnaires from an earlier study of four Open University courses. Attention is drawn to characteristics of tapes which make them valuable for education. Both the product and the processes of making them are discussed, and distinctions are made between cassettes and other media used at the Open University. Following background information on data sources for the paper, both quantitative and qualitative data gathered from academics, producers, and students are summarized. The concepts of control, informality, and flexibility are used as a framework to examine the educational value of audiocassettes, and four categories of use of cassettes in Open University courses are described: back-up programs, resource material, essential teaching, and additional lectures. Eleven references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.
Identifiers: Media Characteristics; Media Use; Open University (Great Britain)