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ERIC Number: ED318426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 20
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Language Teaching, Distance Education and the New IET Papers on Boradcasting No. 290.
Bates, A. W.; Prescott, William
This paper begins with background on the objectives, courses, and students of the British Open University. The aims and structure of a proposed modern language program are then outlined, and plans for using print, television/video, radio/audiocassette, and software learning materials are briefly described. A summary of some experiences of broadcasting organizations in using media to teach languages at a distance is presented, and it is concluded that other means need to be developed for distance learning. The paper concludes by discussing the problem of choice among a range of media or modes of presentation--text, audio, television, computers, and people--placing the question within the framework of six criteria: access, costs, teaching functions, interaction and control, organizational issues, and novelty, each one of which is examined in detail. (MES)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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