ERIC Number: ED119665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Multi-Media Courses for Individualized Study: The Open University Model and its Relevance to Conventional Universities.
Bates, A. W.; Pugh, A. K.
The Open University of Great Britain is an open-enrollment, home-based institution in which the majority of the instruction is conducted via broadcasts and correspondence. The student is required to interact with printed materials, broadcasts, tutors, counselors, assignments, cassette recordings, experiment kits, etc. The choice of media is intended to extend access to a broad audience and, at the same time, to be pedagogically sound. Since most students study individually, it is important that the different media elements of each lesson integrate well into the course structure. This integration can be facilitated by a course team approach in which the curriculum designers, media specialists, tutors, and instructors all work toward a predetermined set of educational objectives. (EMH)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, Course Objectives, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Media, Educational Television, Experimental Curriculum, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Media Selection, Media Specialists, Multimedia Instruction, Open Universities
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.