ERIC Number: ED339342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Programme on Learner Use of Media: Annotated Bibliography. PLUM Paper No. 1.
This bibliography provides a comprehensive view of the use of media in a large distance education institution--the Open University. Both externally published and internal papers are presented in sections, which are further divided into sub-sections according to related themes. There is considerable overlap among papers, and many abstracts are reproduced in more than one place. Each entry contains the paper number (corresponding to the index of papers in the back), author, title, citation (if applicable), and abstract. Section headings include broadcasting; multimedia and course design, including radio, television, video, and text; computing and communications technology, including interactive video, cable, and satellite; and evaluation, including student usage and research methodology. In addition to approximately 305 cited references, the publication describes 18 Student Research Centre reports, 5 Teaching and Consultancy Centre reports, 20 Centre for Information Technology in Education reports, 11 publications of the Programme on Learner Use of the Media (PLUM), and 4 audiovisual packs are cited. It is noted that, since the bibliography contains abstracts of papers going back to the inception of the University through to the present date, it constitutes not only a resource for those involved in course design and decision making with regard to media-mix and policy, but a unique insight into the development of the use of media at the Open University. (DB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Radio, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Interactive Video, Mass Media Use, Media Selection, Multimedia Instruction, Open Universities, Research Methodology, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.