CBAA Learning - resources designed to help community radio stations thrive

Danny Chifley, 17th November 2020
The CBAA welcomes you to our new e-learning platform CBAA Learning, a brand new resource for stations in the community broadcasting sector.

The goal of the platform is to build upon the CBAA Resource Library, providing guidance, information, videos and downloadable templates to help community radio stations thrive.

The first course focuses on Emergency Broadcasting. Designed for station managers, individual volunteers and broadcasters the course comprises five modules:

  • Module 1 - will help you find the right resources to put together your emergency broadcast plan.
  • Module 2 - will get you thinking about what sort of ‘emergency broadcast’ station you want to be.
  • Modules 3 and 4 - are targeted toward on-air broadcasters – providing an understanding of how messages are constructed, what sort of information they should contain, and when to broadcast them.
  • Module 5 - offers some insights into the mental challenges and coping strategies for broadcasters and stations involved in emergency broadcasting.

Emergency Broadcasting #1 – Are You Prepared? provides an overview of the emergencies your community might be facing, information flow during an emergency, and where community broadcasting fits in to the emergency management ecosystem.

Emergency Broadcasting #2 - Types of Emergency Broadcasters explores the different roles community radio can play during an emergency, and the difference between official and unofficial emergency broadcasters

New resources will be uploaded to CBAA Learning regularly, so please continue to check back and sign up to new courses.

We’re also keen to hear your feedback on our content. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know what you think, or let us know what courses you’d like to see in the future.

Start learning now!

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This resource has been developed with the support of the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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