ERIC Number: ED119671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Broadcast Evaluation Report Number Eight: Decision-Making in British Education Systems "Caught in the Net", E221:R15.
A course in the management and administration of British public education systems offered through the British Open University included radio dramatizations which were accompanied by broadcast notes and a correspondence text. Radio 15, "Caught in the Net," was designed to dramatize a simple decision model involving human interaction. Evaluation of the program using questionnaires, interviews, and group discussions revealed that radio drama can provide an enjoyable and memorable learning experience for many students. Radio provides a low-cost and useful resource for presenting complex material, and the majority of the students in the evaluation approved its educational use. Criticisms of the course included dissatisfaction with the distractions of the entertainment element of the program, difficulty in identifying particular characters and allocating viewpoints to the character voices, unfavorable reactions to the time-consuming nature of this component, and general opposition to the use of drama for educational purposes. (CH)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)