ERIC Number: ED200765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Anik-B Interactive Instructional Television Project, October 1, 1979-May 31, 1980. Report Number One. Project Overview.
The Anik-B Project is part of the two-year communications experiments for which the Anik-B satellite is being used. The project was designed to explore the possibilities of using Interactive Instructional Television (IITV) to provide distance postsecondary education for people living in widely scattered and sometimes inaccessible areas of British Columbia. The project proved to be both educationally feasible and acceptable to the people. This Overview, the first of six reports stemming from the project, deals with the historical progress of the project and includes comments on how the people involved responded to the project as a mediator of education. It also touches on aspects of the project dealt with in later reports. In addition, this Overview looks at the courses offered, the limits of the project, and some information gained during the conduct of the project. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Broadcast Reception Equipment, Communications Satellites, Courses, Educational Television, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Rural Education, Telecourses, Television, Television Research, Video Equipment
British Columbia Institute of Technology, Distance Education Department, 3700 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5G 3H2 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, British Columbia.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Inst. of Technology, Burnaby.
Identifiers: Anik B Interactive Instructional TV Project; British Columbia; Distance Education
Note: For related documents see CE 028 548 and CE 028 550.