Throughout the developing world there are many media-based programs (radio, TV, and Internet) designed to encourage people to improve their lives by adopting certain changes in behavior. Behavior changes are more willingly undertaken and more systematically maintained when there are trained community workers to support the populace in their move towards the change. This book provides guidelines on the preparation of Distance Education programs that can hold the attention and motivate community workers, as well as people generally, toward behavior change. It guides readers in: " Setting up and managing Edu-tainment Distance Education projects" Determining the curriculum" Creating and reviewing the radio, TV, and Internet programs" Determining the pre- and postknowledge of the audience" Providing support books, participant guides, and responses.The author explains and demonstrates the 6Ts of successful lesson preparation and provides guidelines for the creation of various program formats, together with the sample of these formats.
Chapter 1: Providing Distance Education Through Edu-Tainment
Providing Distance Education Through Edu-Tainment
- Defining Distance Education
- The Changing Needs of Distance Education in the Modern World
- Definition of ‘Edu-tainment’
- Substituting for the Teacher through Edu-tainment
- The Importance of Distance Education in Behavior Change Projects
- Advantages of Distance Education
- Barriers and Challenges to Distance Education for Behavior Change Support
- Requirements for Creating Edu-tainment Programs
- Script Samples: Standard Teaching and Edu-tainment
Defining Distance Education
The term ‘Distance Education’ is typically used to identify an educational process that takes place when the teacher and students are physically separated from one another, but usually maintain some means of contact. This contact, which can include discussion, might be by mail, telephone, or—increasingly in ‘developed countries’—through the Internet. Over the years, many different names ...