ERIC Number: ED248842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-20
Reference Count: 0
Report of Needs Assessment for College Credit Courses via Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) in the Denver Metropolitan Area.
Barnes, Barry P.
This paper reports on a needs assessment undertaken as preparation for implementing Instructional Television Fixed System (ITFS) in the Denver metropolitan area as one solution to the problems of broadening access to and improving learning experiences offered by colleges and universities. An introduction describes problems of access to postsecondary education and explains characteristics and uses of ITFS programs, which are broadcast by a relatively inexpensive transmitter via a private microwave system. A description of the telephone survey covers sample selection; preparation of the questionnaires (which was eventually completed by 308 individuals); key demographic findings on the sample; and survey results. The report then describes procedures used and results obtained in personal interviews with 60 organizations in the Denver area representing business, industry, education, and social service agencies. An examination of ways to meet the needs expressed in the study for ITFS college courses includes information on obtaining an ITFS license and selecting a transmitter location. Eight references are listed, and appendices contain detailed survey results. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.
Authoring Institution: Auraria Media Center, Denver, CO.
Identifiers: Colorado (Denver); Instructional Television Fixed System