ERIC Number: ED200766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Anik-B Interactive Instructional Television Project, October 1, 1979-May 31, 1980. Report Number Two. The Technical System and Its Operation.
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 Technical Report, the second of six reports stemming from the project, traces the history of the development of the technical system and its operations at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and at the receiving colleges. It describes each component in the following order: the originating classroom at BCIT; the classrooms at the receiving colleges; the video system; the audio system; the 12-14 GHz system aboard the Anik-B satellite; and the transmitting and receiving terminals made available by the Department of Communications, Canada, and the equipment in the receiving college classrooms. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Broadcast Reception Equipment, Communications Satellites, Educational Television, Electronic Equipment, Methods, Postsecondary Education, Rural Education, Technology, Telecommunications, Telecourses, Television, Television Research, Video Equipment
British Columbia Institute of Technology, Distance Education Department, 3700 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5G 3H2 ($4.00).
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: Photographs and figures will not reproduce well. For related documents see CE 028 547 and CE 028 550.