ERIC Number: ED023304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Federal Communications Commission in 1938 set aside AM radio assignments for future educational stations. In the 1960's it made additional assignments for education: long-range FM radio, multiplex sub-carrier channels; and UHF, VHF, and Instructional Television Fixed Service channels for statewide ETV broadcast service. Such networks aid the industry of a state and provide inservice training, administrative discourse, and educational and cultural opportunities. The National Defense Education Act (1958, Title VII) initiated federal support for research to measure the effectiveness of television as an instructional medium for training of ETV personnel. The Educational Television Facilities Act (1962), Higher Education Act (1965), and Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965) supplied federal funds to ETV stations for programing. Today 124 educational television stations broadcast noncommercial programs in 38 states. Federal money supports state and local ETV programs designed to improve professional training and media techniques. The interdependence of ETV and computer facilities promises electronic backbone systems in statewide communications. (TI)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Broadcast Industry, Communications Satellites, Coordination, Educational Facilities, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Facility Expansion, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Inservice Education, Institutional Cooperation, Media Research, Networks, Public Television, Research Projects, State Federal Aid
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inter-Institutional Television.
Identifiers: Federal Communications Commission
Note: Paper prepared for The Feasibility Study of Inter-Institutional Television, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.