ERIC Number: ED033589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Feasibility of a Centralized Instructional Television Production Facility for Higher Education Institutions in Utah.
Toyn, Thomas David
The author sought to evaluate the feasibility of developing a centralized instructional television (ITV) production facility for institutions of higher learning in the state of Utah. He considered economic factors, availability of qualified personnel, space and physical plant, potential to provide the required service, and the degree of acceptance of individual institutions. He surveyed seven Utah universities and colleges, investigated the use of ITV activities at Brigham Young University and Hill Air Force Base, collected information about the use of ITV in higher education in other states, and conducted a review of research on the use of television as a tool in the teaching-learning process. In checking his information against the criteria, he found that only the national outlook for qualified personnel and the degree of acceptance by individual institutions were unacceptable. The author feels that both these objections may be readily overcome: those who have used ITV are usually converted to its favor, and the recruitment of the few personnel necessary for a centralized facility in a metropolitan area would be easier than staffing many smaller facilities in rural areas. He concludes that a centralized ITV facility would be of great benefit to the state of Utah. A bibliography is appended. (JY)
Descriptors: Centralization, Educational Facilities, Educational Television, Expenditure per Student, Facility Case Studies, Facility Guidelines, Facility Utilization Research, Higher Education, Media Research, Regional Programs, Research Reviews (Publications), State Colleges, State Universities, Teacher Attitudes, Television Surveys
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Dept. of Communications.
Note: Thesis submitted to the Department of Communications of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah