ERIC Number: ED210791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Telecommunications Revolution and Its Impact on Education.
Willis, Bernice H., Ed.
From one of several sessions at a conference on education in the South, these nine papers delivered at four panels discuss the actual and potential impacts on education of the telecommunications revolution. In the first panel--on national television networks, children's programming, and prime time shows--the three speakers describe the American Broadcasting Corporation's efforts to help teachers use television, the National Broadcasting Company's programs for children, and the programs of the Children's Television Workshop. The second panel's two papers analyze television's role as an "impact medium" rather than an "information medium" and stress the need for teachers and administrators to develop policies acknowledging television's place in education. The two papers in the third panel examine public television programs, especially those of the Appalachian Community Service Network, and point out the importance of goals and programming (or "software") in public television. The final panel's two speakers describe the programming developed for a local cable television network by a regional library in Rome, Georgia, and explain the planning and evaluation involved in the project. (RW)
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Educational Media, Educational Policy, Educational Television, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Mass Media, Programing (Broadcast), Public Television
Not available separately; see EA 014 263.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Identifiers: Local Origination; Media Effects; Television Networks; United States (South)
Note: Section 4, pages 232-273, of "Visions, Issues, and Reality: A Changing South" (EA 014 263). For related documents, see EA 014 263-68.