ERIC Number: ED364213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
ITV, Interactive Television: The Future Is Now: "Sharing Our Resources through Communication." Revised.
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
With the advent of numerous Kansas two-way interactive television (ITV) clusters and compressed video sites, the state has set the standard in revolutionary communications methods in elementary and secondary education. Nine projects using ITV in Kansas are described. Most allow delivery of lessons to students in other communities or schools. The success of these projects is due largely to the cooperation of local businesses, including telecommunications companies, the communities, and the school systems. These 9 interactive television clusters serve 48 Kansas cities and towns at present, and network officials are working to expand their capacities. ITV is making it possible to increase productivity and cut costs, and to set higher goals in education. Expanded partnerships with education, business, health care, and other industries will create a complete two-way network in Kansas. The next step is increased public understanding to improve participation. Eleven figures and 11 color photographs illustrate the networks and the statewide use of ITV. (SLD)
Descriptors: Color, Corporate Support, Cost Effectiveness, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Interactive Video, Pilot Projects, Productivity, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, School Districts, State Programs, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Kansas State Board of Education, 120 S.E. 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612-1182.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers: Compressed Video; Kansas; Two Way Communication; Two Way Television