AUDIO FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION AND OPEN LEARNING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR PLANNERS AND PRODUCERS
A practical guide for planners and producers
John Thomas, Associate Consultant
International Extension College
© The Commonwealth of Learning and the International Extension College, 2001
Audio for Distance Education and Open Learning: A Practical Guide for Planners and Producers: Written by John Thomas, who has worked with and produced audio support for education systems over 30 years, this handbook sets out good professional practice in the design, development and delivery of audio materials - radio, audio cassettes and audio-vision - for open and distance learning.
The handbook is intended for all those who are involved in the design, development, production and use of audio materials in distance education and open learning, including policy makers, managers, tutors/facilitators and trainers.
The approach adopted is appropriate to both industrialised and developing countries. However, it has been designed to be particularly relevant to those working in institutions and projects with limited access to resources. The handbook has been jointly published by COL and the International Extension College, U.K.
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Audio for Distance Education and Open Learning
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Table of Contents and Introduction (pg. i-viii) 73 Kb
also includes title page, copyright page and acknowledgements
Chapter 1: The potential of audio (pg. 1-20) 173 Kb
Chapter 2: Planning and design (pg. 21-45) 197 Kb
Chapter 3: Development and production (pg. 46-80) 218 Kb
Chapter 4: Practical skills - talks, interviews and discussions (pg. 81-107) 148 Kb
Chapter 5: Practical skills - location recording and audio editing (pg. 108-128) 138 Kb
Chapter 6: Practical skills - documentaries, features and magazines (pg. 129-150) 192 Kb
Chapter 7: Practical skills - audio drama and music (pg. 151-175) 148 Kb
Chapter 8: Student use of audio (pg. 176-194) 128 Kb
Chapter 9: Monitoring and evaluating audio (pg. 195-220) 143 Kb
Appendix: Sources of further information and advice (pg. 221-227) 170 Kb
Author biography, John Thomas (pg. 228) 28 Kb