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ERIC Number: ED348958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Media Technology within the Proposed Open University of Tanzania.
Cutting, Alan K.
This report begins by briefly reviewing actions that have been taken since the idea of an Open University in Tanzania was first proposed in the late 1970s. The main body of the report begins with a discussion of the role of media technology in an open university with emphasis on delivery and support systems. The current situation in Tanzania is then described in the context of the learning environment for distance education students; communications technology (postal services, radio and television, and telecommunications services); and media production and usage (Radio Tanzania, Tanzanian Film Corporation, the National Correspondence Institution, the Tanzanian Library Service, the University of Dar Es Salaam, and the Audio Visual Institute). Six recommendations are then presented for the areas of media materials (text-based materials, student study guides, audiocassette tapes, videocassette tapes, and experimental or project kits), training the trainers, the home study environment, basic and more comprehensive study centers, and media production. Extensive appendices include a questionnaire sent out by the Open University Planning Committee soliciting opinions on the Open University; a summary of the opinions obtained from visits to 24 of the 25 regions in Tanzania; a report on communications in Tanzania; a list of courses available through the National Correspondence Institution, Dar Es Salaam; and preliminary costs for media facilities at the proposed Open University. (ALF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers: Commonwealth of Learning; Tanzania; University of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)
Note: Prepared for the Planning Committee of the Proposed Open University of Tanzania.