Effective Utilisation of Video Programmes:
For promoting effective utilization of F.TV and video-cassettes programmes, the following strategies need be taken:
(i) Provision and maintenance of TV/VCR sets
(ii) Organisation of efficient viewing of ETV and video-cassette programmes
(iii) Pre-Telecast/play back discussions
(iv) Activity during viewing session
(v) Post-Telecast/play back video
(vi) Use of support materials
(vii) Follow-up activities.
(i) Provision and Maintenance of TV sets:
Procuring TV sets is a prerequisite to the utilization of programmes. This can be done with the help of unutilized funds. UGC is also making adequate funds available to the university departments and affiliated colleges for purchase of audio-visual aids.
(ii) Organisation of Efficient Viewing Sessions:
Appropriate accommodation for installation and safe-custody of these valuable equipment is essential and teachers who are interested in as well as committed to these programmes should be kept in-charge of these instruments, so that they organize the viewing sessions of ETV/video-cassette programmes properly. Appropriate seating arrangement of students and placement of TV sets at the right place while telecasting or playing back is necessary for proper viewing.
(iii) Pre-Telecast/Playback Discussions:
Students should be motivated to know what is coming in the programme. For this the teacher should briefly tell them about the caption, content and a few highlights of telecast/play back to take place.
(iv) During Viewing Session Activity:
Sometimes students are left alone in the viewing session and teachers go out of classroom for other activities. It is necessary that the teacher should remain with the students to the programme and note the reactions of the viewers, the difficult concepts and words not understandable by them.
(v) Post-Telecast/Playback of Video Programme:
As soon as the watching session is over, it is desirable that students need be asked questions to test known far they have been able to grasp the programme. Teachers should explain the difficult concepts and words, so that it is easier for them to understand the content and message of the programme (clearly).
(vi) Use of Support Materials:
Printed materials need to be provided adequately for going through the content and teaching points minutely and leisurely which are usually missed in the course of watching telecast/video programmes.
(vii) Follow-up Activity:
After all, if the activities were properly organized, students would be satisfied with the learning experiences and be in a position to express their own ideas about the programme creatively. ,
Teachers need to give some assignments to students with adequate freedom and flexibility to write a poem, a story, an essay, as they like. This will be a joyful learning experience as well as a relevant educational exercise.