ERIC Number: ED223243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Closed-Circuit Educational Television (ITFS) in Northeastern California: The 33,000 Square Mile Campus.
Meuter, Ralph F.; And Others
This paper describes the Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) program, a closed-circuit educational television system in which classes originating on the California State University, Chico (CSUC) campus are simultaneously broadcast live to various ITFS sites within Northeastern California. Following an introduction, the first section summarizes the background, history, development, and growth of the ITFS system (also known as Instructional Television for Students) at Chico. Results of the spring 1982 enrollments in the ITFS system classes are then analyzed. The concluding section outlines plans and suggestions for future use and expansion of the system. A seven-item reference list is included. Supplementary attachments to the paper include maps showing California State University and Colleges locations, the area served by ITFS, and the population density of the area; a list of past ITFS courses; maps showing Learning Center locations and microwave signal transmitters; enrollment data; ITFS enrollments by course, instructor, and location; sample display giving instructions for connecting and using the system; the table of contents from the ITFS Student Handbook; a map showing statewide system connections; and a diagram showing equipment involved and the network connections at CSUC and learning sites. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California State University Chico; Distance Education; Instructional Television Fixed Service; Interactive Systems
Note: Paper presented at the General Assembly of the World Future Society (4th, Washington, DC, July 18-22, 1982). For related documents, see IR 010 526, IR 050 010, and IR 050 018.