ERIC Number: ED119664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Student Use of Open University Broadcasting; A Survey of 10,537 Students Carried Out in November 1974.
Bates, A. W.
The Open University of Great Britain relies heavily on broadcasting as a mode of instruction. Because increased course offerings have made program scheduling a problem and because production costs have risen sharply, a survey was conducted to determine the use patterns of students so that the system's resources could be allocated in the most efficient manner possible. Nearly 13,000 of the school's 45,000 enrolled students were surveyed by mail. The response rate was high, and the results provided data on: 1) student viewing and listening time; 2) student ratings of broadcasts; and 3) factors influencing the viewing and listening times. These results facilitated a discussion of the best allocation of broadcast time. The text provides a detailed discussion of the survey design and tabular summaries of the data. (EMH)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Programs, Educational Radio, Educational Television, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Multimedia Instruction, Open Universities, Participant Satisfaction, Programing (Broadcast), Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Surveys, Tables (Data), Television Surveys
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.