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New Media based learning materials are gaining popularity among teachers and students nowadays. The present investigation was intended to explore the efficacy of new media-based video lectures in Open and Distance Education system of India. For this investigation a sample of 300 students was drawn from three Indian Open Universities viz., Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi, Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand Open University, Uttarakhand. The 100 students were selected randomly from each University. This research was focused on student's opinions about effectiveness of Video lectures which were watched on New Media Platforms either during their course of study or otherwise. In order to know the effectiveness of video lectures, a questionnaire consisting of 16 items were used. The questionnaire was designed to get responses about the duration of video lectures, their presentation format, the language used, and the mode of delivery of lectures. Data revealed that video lectures of short duration were more popular. Further the format containing the Presenter with PowerPoint presentation, integrated with Animations and Graphics format was more popular among respondents. As far as language was concerned, both English and Hindi were preferred equally by respondents. The mode of delivery of video lectures which was preferred was online and New Media (web) based. TV broadcasting was least preferred by respondents. The above findings indicated that an effective video lecture with duration of less than 15 minutes including Presenter with PowerPoint presentation integrated with Animations and Graphics format either in Hindi or English were more effective delivered through New Media (web) based platform.
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