ERIC Number: ED056776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-19
Reference Count: 0
Educational Telecommunications: The Future is Now.
Marland, S. P., Jr.
In a speech given at the annual convention of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, the Commissioner of Education discusses the need to establish educational technology as a resource to be used to effect significant and revolutionary improvement in existing forms of education. With television and other media, teachers can utilize excellent programming in the classroom at a relatively low cost, an important asset because the rising costs of education have occurred at the same time that the public is demanding more individualized and personalized instruction. Educational TV is expensive but because of the wide viewing audience the actual cost per child of a program list "Sesame Street" is one cent per child per hour. "Electric Company,""Ripples" and "Patterns in Arithmetic" are among other educational TV programs cited. Also discussed are future Office of Education plans for advancing the cause of edcuational telecommunications. (MK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of the Commissioner of Education.
Identifiers: Electric Company; Ripples; Sesame Street
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters, Miami Beach, Florida, October 19, 1971