ERIC Number: ED022379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Reference Count: 0
New Communications Technology and Its Relationship to Instruction.
Witherspoon, John P.
The State of Minnesota is contemplating the establishment of a microwave system to transmit television signals between its institutions of higher learning. Factors to be considered in planning this educational interconnection system relate to the planning of similar systems and networks of systems by other aggregations of states, universities, and organizations. It is especially necessary to place such system-design development in the context of the rapidly changing technology of communication. The flexibility and variety of communication techniques provided by a network save money over the life of a system and improve educational performance. Other aspects of the new technology to be considered are sophistication in computer capabilities and cooperation among institutions of higher learning. Two specific problems must be dealt with: that of copyright laws, and that of laws related to common carrier tariffs. (MT)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communications, Computer Oriented Programs, Copyrights, Educational Technology, Federal Legislation, Information Dissemination, Information Systems, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Innovation, Interschool Communication, Networks, Systems Development, Technological Advancement, Telephone Communications Systems
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Note: Paper prepared for The Feasibility Study of Inter-Institutional Television, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.