ERIC Number: ED055444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Diocesan Learning Networks; Alternatives and Opportunities in Instructional Television.
Schmid, H. Giles
Since the Catholic leadership in the United States is convinced that television can be the tool for revitalizing education, they commissioned a study to determine the best way to use the medium. Nine dioceses are already using instructional television fixed service (ITFS) distribution systems. The uses of ITFS are listed, and the ITFS system is compared with five others: commercial television, cable television, microwave transmission, cassettes and cartridge television, and the "tele-cyclopedia" concept of transmission. The comparison suggests that although 50 dioceses could profitably use the ITFS system, no one system is the best for every diocese. The study concludes that each diocese should secure access to cable television, cable programming, and the ITFS portion of the wave band. The creation of a diocesan learning network is also suggested. The need for each diocese to examine its educational posture with respect to television is stressed. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Catholic Conference, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Instructional Television Fixed Service; Tele cyclopedia