ERIC Number: ED240327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Use of a Newspaper as a Distance Teaching Medium: A Case Study.
College Marie-Victorin, Montreal (Quebec).
The College Marie-Victorin and La Presse, a French Canadian daily newspaper, have formed a partnership to offer distance education. Five stages have occurred in the transition from programmed instruction to extension courses. Programmed instruction offered by the college has been followed by four stages of courses offered by the college in cooperation with La Presse: conventional courses at the college level published in the newspaper, college-level courses offered in "script-visual" form, a college-level course on cross-country skiing, and college-level extension courses, lecture evenings, and new objectives. The college is responsible for developing educational content, contracts with teachers, and reprints of course content. Both partners are responsible for advertising. Participants at the jointly organized lecture evenings are asked for comments and suggestions for evaluation purposes. An assessment of personal satisfaction has been made of one course, "Play and the Child." Replies to questionnaires indicate that respondents were satisfied with course content, that the content of the lectures interested those who attended, and that overall the participants were satisfied with the distance teaching method. (Appendixes include a list of courses, data tables, and a user's guide to the course evaluation.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Literacy, Adult Education and Rural Development.
Authoring Institution: College Marie-Victorin, Montreal (Quebec).