ERIC Number: ED172744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Michigan State University-Rockford Two-Way Cable Project. System Design, Application Experiments and Public Policy Issues. Final Report, Volume I: Summary.
Baldwin, Thomas F.; And Others
This volume describes the development and implementation of a two-way interactive cable television communication system and its effectiveness in urban administration. The full report is contained in Volume II (see related document), and the computer program documentation is in Volume III, Michigan State University-Rockford Two-Way Cable Project: Minicomputer System Software. The 4-year project in Rockford, Illinois, tested the minicomputer-controlled interactive instruction capability of two-way cable against more traditional learning situations during a 12-lesson course in prefire planning administered to the city's fire department. Included here are a comprehensive account of the experiment, a description and discussion of the two-way technology and its performance, a cost analysis for the training program, and the public policy implications of the project. (Author/RAO)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Communications, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Television, Fire Fighters, Fire Science Education, Intermode Differences, Man Machine Systems, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Television Research, Training Methods, Urban Studies
Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, 322 Union Building, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Telecommunication.
Identifiers: Illinois (Rockford)
Note: For related documents, see IR 007 354 and ED 135 372