ERIC Number: ED253199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Audio-Visual Media in the Open University: Results of a Survey of 93 Courses. I.E.T. Papers on Broadcasting No. 224.
Grundin, Hans U.
The survey reported here of 12,008 students in 93 undergraduate Open University courses was designed to assist in Open University audiovisual policy development and planning and to provide a data base for summative evaluation of audiovisual media use in individual courses. Emphasis was on the first aim, and detailed data were collected only for 17 new courses. An introduction describes the sampling, response rate, weighted averages, and availability of survey data. Tables show student access to audiovisual equipment (television, video equipment, audiocassette equipment, and telephone), and to computers, including type of microcomputer and data storage medium. Results reported cover the use and appreciation of television and radio in foundation courses and in new courses, the role of television repeats, broadcasting versus cassette-mailing as a distribution method, use and appreciation of audio-cassettes, the cost of television, the economy of television in post-foundation courses, television versus face-to-face tutoring, television versus audio-vision, and media selection from a cost-benefit perspective. Recommendations, four references, and a list of courses covered in the survey are included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom