ERIC Number: ED240985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Caribbean Regional Communications Service Study. Report.
Lalor, Gerald C.
A follow-up to a limited experiment with the use of satellites in education and public service conducted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) in 1978, this study explores the feasibility of providing a number of services, which would include an extension system based on the use of the UWI telecommunications network. The study was designed to determine the level of interest for UWI extension and other programs; existing and potential resources for the provision of such services; potential programming; types and likely costs of delivery systems; preliminary institutional groundwork that would be needed; and financial support. An introduction discusses the geographic area containing the English-speaking Caribbean territories, and describes general aspects and examples of telecommunications applications in the area, including specific applications of communications techniques in education, agriculture, and telemedicine in the various countries, and possible uses of a network by UWI. Additional topics discussed include the current status of agriculture, health, and education in the Caribbean; expenditures and demographic trends; possible telecommunications applications and available facilities; and possible telecommunications networks. Also included are reports on seminars, meetings, and demonstrations; recommendations for program options; an appendix listing steps for the establishment of an open campus; and a glossary. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Caribbean; University of the West Indies (Jamaica)
Note: For related document, see IR 010 988.