ERIC Number: ED168553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Texas Telecommunication Satellite Demonstration Project. Planning Effort for Application of Communication Satellites in Education.
Education Service Center Region 4, Houston, TX.
The primary goal of the Texas Telecommunication Satellite Demonstration consortium is to install, operate, and evaluate a comprehensive communication service delivery system which would provide the citizens of Texas with greater opportunity for equal access to education and information. The four major objectives of the demonstration are (1) to install and operate a satellite-based communications system providing a technical capability to meet educational and information needs; (2) to involve service providers and clients in the development, operation, and evaluation of educational services; (3) to provide agencies in the state with experience in the development of program materials and services designed to meet the needs of those areas not now served by adequate telecommunication service; and (4) to extend and coordinate educational inservice and administrative services offered by state agencies. This report includes information on user needs, alternative approaches, operational plan, management plan, and budget. Appendices are included. (Author/JEG)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Consortia, Educational Finance, Educational Resources, Grants, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Systems, Program Descriptions, Telecommunications
National Institute of Education or Region IV Education Service Center, P.O. Box 863, Houston, Texas 77001 (for Videotape describing the project)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 4, Houston, TX.
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