ERIC Number: ED039708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Educational Television.
Hudson, Robert B.
In order to predict the future of educational television, the author discusses first instructional television, then public television, and also comments on the applications of communications satellites to television in both industrialized and developing nations. He predicts that in the future instructional television will be mainly carried by closed circuit transmissions, possibly augmented by community antenna television systems (CATV). Other developments will probably include a Federally supported public television, use of satellite transmission by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and a nationwide linkage of CATV systems. He bases his predictions on a survey of the present state of educational television, federal legislation on broadcasting, and the technological innovations which are just beginning to be used in commercial television. He speculates on the possible advantages modern educational technology has for solving the population explosion at the university level. In closing, he considers what effect technology will have on social institutions. (JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905