Interaction Radio Counselling in Distance Education


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Radio in Distance Education as an Instructional Medium

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Interaction Radio Counselling in Distance Education

  1. 1. Interactive Radio Counselling
  2. 2. MEDIA IN DISTANCE EDUCATION <ul><li>Print Media </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Printed Study Material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Audio Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Cassettes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Radio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Radio Programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio Conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio - Vision </li></ul></ul>MEDIA IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
  4. 4. <ul><li>Video Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Cassettes / CDs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Television </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Teleconference </li></ul></ul>MEDIA IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
  5. 5. <ul><li>Computer Mediated </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous </li></ul><ul><ul><li>         E - mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>         Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>         CD Rom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>         Bulletin Board Service (BBS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Synchronous </li></ul><ul><ul><li>         Web Based Chat </li></ul></ul>MEDIA IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
  6. 6. <ul><li>Educational Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Radio technology was first developed during the 19 th century. </li></ul><ul><li>It came into popular usage during the 20 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Main Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Capable to reach to a wide geographical range of audience </li></ul><ul><li>Improving educational quality and relevance </li></ul><ul><li>Lowering educational cost </li></ul><ul><li>Improving access to educational inputs particularly to the disadvantaged groups </li></ul>MEDIA IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
  7. 7. <ul><li>Usage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dialogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pronunciation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Panel Discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dramatizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common misconceptions </li></ul></ul>RADIO IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
  8. 8. <ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction is limited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor feedback and clarification is generally not available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction is uninterruptible and not reviewable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pace of the lesson is fixed for all the students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note –taking is difficult </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time for reflection of the content is minimal </li></ul></ul>RADIO IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
  9. 9. Worldwide Usage of Educational Radio <ul><ul><li>Thailand, to teach mathematics to the school children and for teacher training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Switzerland, for public health purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mali, for literacy training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Columbia, for various programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexico, for literacy training and other programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nigeria, for management courses for the agricultural sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kenya, in support of correspondence courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nicaragua, for health education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Philippines, for nutrition education </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Guatemala, in order to promote changes in farming practice and to improve production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka, for family planning and health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trinidad and Tobago, to promote breastfeeding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Korea, in support of family planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Botswana, for civic education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Dominion Republic, in support of primary education, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paraguay, to offer primary school instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United Kingdom, UKOU, for undergraduate programmes </li></ul></ul>Worldwide Usage of Educational Radio
  11. 11. Major Educational Radio Projects in India <ul><li>The School Broadcast Project, commissioned in 1937. The target group was the school children. The programme started from Delhi, Calcatta, Madras and Bombay. </li></ul><ul><li>Adult educational and community development project, commissioned in 1956, the villagers of 144 villages in the vicinity of Pune (Maharashtra) were the main beneficiaries of this project. This was agriculture – based project, originally designed and tried out in Canada in 1941. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Farm and Home Broadcast Project, commissioned in 1966, for providing information and advice to the villagers on agricultural and allied topics. </li></ul><ul><li>University Broadcast Project, commissioned in 1965, with an aim to expand higher education among the different strata of the society. </li></ul><ul><li>Language Learning Programme, commissioned in 1979 – 80, jointly by the AIR and Department of Education, Government of Rajasthan for teaching Hindi to the school children. </li></ul>Major Educational Radio Projects in India
  13. 13. <ul><li>IGNOU – AIR Broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>Started in January 1992 through AIR stations of Mumbai, Hyderabad and Shillong for broadcasting of IGNOU programmes for the students of open / conventional universities. Shillong has discontinued it later. Presently this programme is being broadcast from AIR Mumbai (Every Thursdays and Saturdays from 7.15 AM to 7.45 AM) and AIR Hyderabad (Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6.00 AM to 6.30 AM). These programme are still popular in the respective regions. </li></ul>Major Educational Radio Projects in India
  14. 14. <ul><li>IGNOU – AIR Interactive Radio Counselling </li></ul><ul><li>Started in 1998 for students of open / conventional universities, in order to bridge the gap between the institution and the learners by instantly responding to their queries and also to provide academic support in the subject area. The project was initially started in collaboration with AIR Bhopal in May 1998 on experimental basis. With the success of the experiment, it was extended to other states. </li></ul>Major Educational Radio Projects in India
  15. 15. <ul><li>Gyan – Vani (Educational FM Radio Channel of India) </li></ul><ul><li>It was launched in 2001, for the students of open and conventional universities and also to extend mass media for education and empowerment, suited to the educational needs of the local community. </li></ul><ul><li>The Gyan – Vani is operating as media cooperative with day – to – day programmes contributed by different educational institutions, NGOs and national level institutions like, IGNOU, NCERT, UGC, IIT, DEC etc. Each station has the coverage range of about 60 KM radius. </li></ul>Major Educational Radio Projects in India
  16. 16. <ul><li>USAID launched Interactive Radio Instruction – and educational communications efforts that makes teaching difficult concepts easy through interactive radio lessons. The state of Karnataka began using the math, science, and social studies modules, while the states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand are using English modules. The lessons are broadcast through AIR. </li></ul>Major Educational Radio Projects in India
  17. 17. <ul><li>…………… continues </li></ul>Interactive Radio Counselling
  18. 18. <ul><li>What is Interactive Radio Counselling? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the context of IGNOU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kinds of programmes </li></ul></ul>Interactive Radio Counselling
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>Used for promotional measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To update current and prospective learners with the latest information </li></ul></ul>Interactive Radio Counselling
  20. 20. <ul><li>The Men and Women ‘Behind’ the scene: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource persons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anchor person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Assistant </li></ul></ul>Interactive Radio Counselling
  21. 21. <ul><li>GYAN VANI </li></ul><ul><li>Ideally IRC should be a composite feature of Gyan Vani </li></ul>Interactive Radio Counselling
  22. 22. <ul><li>The Future </li></ul>Interactive Radio Counselling
  23. 23. T H A N K Y O U!