ERIC Number: ED024286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Cost Study of Educational Media Systems and Their Equipment Components. Volume II, Technical Report. Final Report.
General Learning Corp., Washington, DC.
A common instructional task and a set of educational environments are hypothesized for analysis of media cost data. The analytic structure may be conceptulized as a three-dimensional matrix: the first vector separates costs into production, distribution, and reception; the second vector delineates capital (initial) and operating (annual) costs; the third vector presents cost as a function of environment. Per student equivalent annual costs are estimated for airborne television, Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS), satellite television, UHF television, closed circuit television, video tape recordings, film, radio, language laboratories, and dial access systems. The appendix analyzes componential and operating costs for five media systems (instructional television, audiovisual media system, educational radio, learning and language laboratories, dial access), using guidelines established in Volume I of the study. Estimated costs are presented graphically with price ranges and design considerations. Researchers must examine the possibilities of cost savings in media development and consider the relationship of instructional technology to the educational system, government, and the knowledge industry. (TI)
Descriptors: Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Closed Circuit Television, Communications, Cost Estimates, Dial Access Information Systems, Educational Environment, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Equipment Utilization, Expenditures, Films, Language Laboratories, Learning Laboratories, Operating Expenses, Radio, Research Reports, Television, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: General Learning Corp., Washington, DC.