chapter  5
Videos and slides
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The use of video and television programmes in the classroom became relatively commonplace way back in the 1960s and 1970s. As with any new technology of the time, many people quickly adopted its use for a whole range of purposes. It even became a mainstay of content delivery for the Open University on late night or early morning showing via the BBC. Such was the impact of this mode of delivery that the archetypal image of the Open University presenter became that of a bearded professor with a kipper tie and tweed jacket with leather elbow patches, so often parodied in British comedy and culture.