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Interactive Practices on Educational Radio

From Australia to Turkey

Fırat Tufan

The main objective of this book is to propose a new interactive educational radio model for Turkey. Thus, six educational, community and university-based radio stations in Australia were researched. In terms of representing the entire country and all educational radio broadcasting practices, samples were selected from different structures and cities of Australia. After obtaining required data in the participant observation process, in-depth interviews with radio representatives were carried out. It was questioned, what the basic factors of effective educational radio stations are, how today's broadcasting technologies affect the relationship between radio and its audience and how interpersonal communication process reflects new radio broadcasting practices.

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9 Purpose of the study

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9 Purpose of the study

The purpose of this research is to make educational activities, which are the traditional functions of radio broadcasting, sustainable through the innovative design of the form and content of new radio practices. In addition, the educational and cultural practices of university radio stations have been sought to put into practice. Another purpose of the research is to present a new educational radio modality for Turkey to be imported from the long-established practices of Australia.

The research will answer the following basic questions:

How can one integrate interactive applications that enhance interpersonal communication processes between the broadcasters and the audience with the content design process in radio broadcasting?

How should educational contents be designed in radio broadcast contents adopted as a complementary teaching tool?←41 | 42→ ←42 | 43→

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