ERIC Number: ED064871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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An Experiment in Closed-Circuit Television at Millfield School.
Turner, Peter; Atkinson, C. R. M.
The Millfield School in Great Britain followed a three-stage six-year plan in developing the use of closed-circuit television in their secondary school. Stage one consisted of the purchase of basic equipment--a videotape recorder, two cameras, two monitors, microphones, tripods, pan and tilt heads, and a video switcher. The closed-circuit program was designed to be run by the teachers rather than television professionals, so that some staff training was necessary. The equipment was used most by the sports department, the remedial education department, and the French department. In the second stage of development twenty hours of videotape were purchased, and a room was set aside for television recording. The addition of ten monitors and a closed-circuit network allowed the system to expand to two channels and to reach more classrooms. The metalwork and engineering department felt that the system was so valuable that they paid to have their classrooms hooked up from their own funds. In the third stage of development a ministudio was improvised, two new cameras were purchased, and a synchronized pulse generator was added. Future plans for the system call for adding a number of monitors and for building a studio especially for television production. (JY)
Descriptors: Closed Circuit Television, Educational Television, Production Techniques, Student Participation, Teacher Developed Materials, Video Equipment, Videotape Recordings
Visual Education Book Service, 33 Queen Anne Street, London, WIM OAL, England
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Authoring Institution: National Committee for Audio-Visual Aids in Education, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain; Millfield School (England)