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 Drama Serial and Synergistic Programming

Edu-tainment formats: The drama serial and synergistic programming

The Drama Serial for Edu-Tainment

A well-written drama serial always has the potential of being very attractive to an audience. With each episode ending on a note of question or suspense, the audience is eager to find out what will happen and so they willingly tune in for the next episode. At the same time, audience members become closely acquainted with various characters whose lives are developing gradually as the ongoing story unfolds and there is always the fascination of wondering whether the ...

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