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.

Edu-Tainment Formats—The Case Study: TV, CD, DVD or Video

Edu-tainment formats—the case study: TV, CD, DVD or video

Introduction to the Case Study

Some distance education programs are made for a specific professional, semi-professional or community-helper audience and not designed to be broadcast on a public medium. Most frequently, this type of program, made for a specific audience, is presented on video or DVD. Such programs, when used for training sessions, can be structured with occasional ‘stops’ during which the facilitator can encourage participants to answer questions and share their points of view during open discussion.

The Case Study is an effective Edu-tainment format that can be ...

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