ERIC Number: ED178078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-15
Reference Count: 0
University Television in Northeastern California: A Partial Solution for the Future?
Urbanowicz, Charles F.
The Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) closed circuit delivery system, which became operational on the California State University (CSU), Chico campus in 1975, has offered 61 courses (up to 13 per semester) with up to 27 transmission hours per week to campus students and people at six surrounding Regional Learning Centers (RLC). CSU, Chico envisages the campus program as extending throughout Northeastern California to fill the pressing need for quality education in sparsely populated areas. Instructors conduct campus classes before an assembled body of students, and the course (including classroom interaction) is broadcast in black and white over the ITFS system. Discussions are taking place about the possibility and feasibility of certain CSU campuses utilizing the ITFS system, and also of broadcasting the programs via satellite into the Pacific ocean region. Attachments include geographical population service diagrams and a descriptive list of courses offered by the ITFS system. (CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California State University Chico
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the World Future Society: Education Section (Clear Lake City, TX, October 20-22, 1978)