ERIC Number: ED111454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Instructional Radio Courses at Virginia Western Community College.
Houston, Charles A.; Ryg, Chris J.
A questionnaire was developed and administered to 104 students who had enrolled in the college's five instructional radio courses; 51 percent responded. Selected personal and demographic characteristics of enrollees were identified, attitudes toward radio courses were determined, and certain technical aspects of the courses were discerned. Approximately 82 percent of the respondents enrolled in the courses to earn a certificate, diploma, or associate or higher degree. Approximately 54 percent of the respondents were employed in the fields of law enforcement. The respondents indicated extremely high ratings for the following aspects of the radio courses: academic instruction, instructor's delivery, grading procedures, length of lectures, availability of instructor, technical quality of programs, and radio reception. Seventy percent of the respondents said that the radio course was related to their proposed future employment or study. A significant number (24 percent) of the respondents supplemented the radio broadcast by utilizing the college's learning laboratory to listen to the programs. Results are tabulated and appended, and recommendations include: better coordination of nontraditional course offerings, and a more efficient method of selecting courses and instructors. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Western Community Coll., Roanoke. Office of Institutional Research.