ERIC Number: ED185616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Computers in Broadcast Education.
Singleton, Timothy J.
Speech communication and journalism instructors should be aware of how computers are used in the mass media and what role computer systems can play in broadcast education. Many radio and television stations commonly use computers for accounting and business functions, and they are beginning to expand their computer operations to program logs and the composition and editing of news stories. The classroom applications of computers include using packaged programs, such as the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), for learning methods of statistical analysis on which more and more media operations depend. Computers can be used in other class activities to simulate the ways these tools are used in actual media operations. One of the more popular computer systems used by noncomputer science departments is PLATO, a very structured learning system of programed instruction that works well for many types of self-paced materials. Other computer programs that can be helpful to the faculty member include programs for grading exams, programs that monitor student progress, and programs that keep student records. (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (Chicago, IL, November 13, 1979).