ERIC Number: ED234744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
EduCable. Evaluation of Station KUON-TV, Lincoln, Nebraska. Cable Television Research Program Demonstration. CPB Technical Report #8006.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Documentation of the status of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Television Department's Cable Television Communications Research Project is provided, along with a report of an evaluation which was undertaken both to determine the impact and effectiveness of the EduCable program service to cable system subscribers and to assess the viability of continuing the specialized-programming cable system service. Background information explains the project objectives, which included the investigation of the appropriate relationship between a public television state network and local cable systems serving the same audience, and the development of a practical, operational and technical system to meet local needs. Activities are described for the following three project phases: (1) research and development (Phase I); (2) analysis of Phase I data and definition of communications and information strategies with governmental and civic agencies which could be supplying information; and (3) initiation of the EduCable program service. Additional sections provide details on the EduCable service, the evaluation process, findings and conclusions, and future project plans (Phase IV). Appendices include the EduCable Programming Evaluation Questionnaire, a letter of commitment from Cox Cable of Omaha, letters of support from governmental agency information suppliers, and a summary of EduCable Demonstration programming hours. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Nebraska