ERIC Number: ED167182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
A Plan for Application of Telecommunications Satellites in Postsecondary Education.
Cincinnati Univ., OH. Coll. of Community Services.
The proposed system for implementing new uses of telecommunication satellite technology is user-driven, addressing the needs of employed health personnel who would not otherwise have access to university resources, especially women, members of minority and disadvantaged groups, handicapped persons, and persons in rural areas. The plan, which builds upon the interactive capacity of the technology and its cost insensitivity to distance, is based upon a low-cost interactive audio and slow-scan video system utilizing ATS-1 or ATS-3, and designed to provide a transitional stage to meet current needs of user groups while preparing for crossover to utilization of a commercial satellite. Implementation would include establishment of an initial prototype network; expansion of the network to 13 ground stations located primarily in community health centers in several states; and possible cooperation and interface with the networks operated by the Appalachian Regional Commission and Department of Interior in the Pacific Trust territories to serve students in those areas. Initial programs include the University of Cincinnati external M.S. Program in Community Health Planning/Administration and a series of workshops and courses for health personnel. Appendices include supporting letters, status report of NASA experimental satellites, proposed receiving sites, and personnel vitae. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Univ., OH. Coll. of Community Services.
Note: Figure 3--PERFNET and Appendix C not included due to illegibility; For related documents, see IR 007 073-075