ERIC Number: ED220933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Managing the Development of the Public Telecommunications Center, Spokane, Washington.
When the city council of Spokane (Washington) decided in 1971 to establish a cable franchise, it created a citizens' committee to set cable specifications. Representing Spokane School District 81 and KSPS-TV (a public television station licensed to the public schools of Spokane), the author of this document served on the committee that set five cable channels aside for educational purposes. Since the cable agreement stipulated that failure to make full use of the five channels would result in their reverting to the control of the cable company, the educational institutions concerned coordinated their efforts by establishing a consortium to run a public telecommunications center. The consortium involves Spokane's public schools at all levels, local community colleges, and public and private universities in the area. This document presents the plans for providing educational television to every teaching station in the school system on a closed-circuit basis; lists the long-term goals of the consortium for planning, implementing, and administering all aspects of educational television use in Spokane, including public access and public involvement; discusses the management and equipment of the center; and describes the relationship that exists between the center and the cable company. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Closed Circuit Television, Consortia, Educational Cooperation, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Organizational Objectives, Program Administration, Public Television, School Business Relationship, Video Equipment
Not available separately; see EA 014 833.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Spokane Public Telecommunications Center WA
Note: In: Technology and Education: Policy, Implementation, Evaluation. Proceedings of the National Conference on Technology and Education (January 26-28, 1981). For related documents, see EA 014 833.