The university of the air is the only college with its own radio and TV studios and broadcasting facilities. At present, the university is offering, about 300 courses in liberal arts. About 60 courses are natural science courses including physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences, astronomy and mathematics. For example, the courses relating to astronomy are as follows: Introductory astronomy; Solar system; Basic astrophysics; Introduction to relativity; Structure and evolution of the universe; History of cosmological views.

The lectures of each course are broadcasted through TV and radio from 6 in the morning till 12 midnight everyday all through the year. The students of our university study these lectures at home and take exams at the end of each semester. Not only those students but anyone who turn on the university station can listen and learn whatever subject they wish. At the conference, I would like to report more about our university.

If I have enough time, I will also report "the popularization of sciences in present Japan".

">
 [PCST]
PCST Network

Public Communication of Science and Technology

 

College level education of sciences through TV and radio

Shinya Obi  

The university of the air is the only college with its own radio and TV studios and broadcasting facilities. At present, the university is offering, about 300 courses in liberal arts. About 60 courses are natural science courses including physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences, astronomy and mathematics. For example, the courses relating to astronomy are as follows: Introductory astronomy; Solar system; Basic astrophysics; Introduction to relativity; Structure and evolution of the universe; History of cosmological views.

The lectures of each course are broadcasted through TV and radio from 6 in the morning till 12 midnight everyday all through the year. The students of our university study these lectures at home and take exams at the end of each semester. Not only those students but anyone who turn on the university station can listen and learn whatever subject they wish. At the conference, I would like to report more about our university.

If I have enough time, I will also report "the popularization of sciences in present Japan".

A copy of the full paper has not yet been submitted.

BACK TO TOP