ERIC Number: ED024263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Inter-Institutional Communications Networks.
Can and should television broadcasts and distribution services act as links between institutions of higher education? Educational broadcasting in general has grown slowly since National Educational Television (NET) initiated "network" service in 1954, but now other groups are experimenting in telecommunications interconnection and the supplementation of existing ETV service. More than half the states are operating or have plans for ETV network activity with no common purpose except to extend educational and cultural offerings to students and the general public. On a regional level, various organizations are conducting studies in information processing, instructional television, and programed instruction. Television connection between educational institutions can aid the exchange of courses, faculty talent, and research facilities. A review of inter-institutional television use in Oregon, Texas, and Florida indicates that the distribution of video tape recordings and the use of open and closed-circuit transmission meet with resistance from institutional prestige, faculty pride, and general apathy. Educational systems that desire to introduce inter-institutional communication systems should attempt a clear definition of objectives and commit themselves to appropriate facility and staff development. (TI)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communications Satellites, Educational Innovation, Educational Television, Facilities, Facility Expansion, Information Processing, Institutional Cooperation, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Networks, Programed Instruction, State Colleges, State Programs, State Universities, Videotape Recordings
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Note: Paper prepared for The Feasibility Study of Inter-Institutional Television, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.