ERIC Number: ED231742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Satellite Telecommunications in Education: An Overview of Related Organizations and Activities.
An overview is presented of the organizations, institutions, and projects involved in the educational use of satellite communications. This paper is intended for use as a reference tool for educators rather than a means to discuss the implications of satellite communications for individuals and society. A description of the major components of satellite technology is followed by a discussion of 14 satellite related organizations. Examples of satellite based projects for educational purposes are explained, including the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE), Pan-Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT), and Appalachian Education Satellite Project (AESP). Other examples are the University of the South Pacific, the University of the West Indies, Indonesia, and Alaska, all of which currently utilize satellites to supplement, enrich, and establish educational programs; and in the United States, ACSN: The Learning Channel, PBS Adult Learning Department, The Public Service Satellite Consortium, and the National University Teleconference Network, all of which deliver educational programming and experiences. Two projects, the National Committee for Internalizing Education through Satellites (NCIES) and the Wisconsin Classroom Project, are also described. These projects provide direct opportunities in culture and language study, international economics, politics, and world issues across national and cultural boundaries. A listing of existing satellite systems and their current status and a list of contacts are included. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Appalachian Education Satellite Project; Public Broadcasting Service; Satellite Instructional Television Experiment
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., (20th, Athens, GA, June 8-11, 1983).