ERIC Number: ED159969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Learner Responses to the Use of Television in UMA Courses. Executive Summary No. 8.
Brown, Lawrence A.
The television component of each of the four courses offered to date by the Universtiy of Mid-America and the State University of Nebraska is by design an important instructional element of the course. Enrollees in the courses were surveyed for their opinions. Generally the course television components have been considered to be both helpful and enjoyable, although there have been considerable variations across courses. The perceived helpfulness of the television programs, as well as their enjoyment, seem to depend on the degree to which the medium is used to present content clearly pertinent to the instructional objectives of the course. Independent of how helpful or enjoyable the television programs are felt to be, they apparently do serve as an effective course pacing device for most learners. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Course Content, Educational Objectives, Educational Television, External Degree Programs, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Pacing, Research Projects, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Telecourses, Television Research, Television Surveys, Time Factors (Learning)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Mid-America, Lincoln, NE.