ERIC Number: ED026855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Television Facilities: A Planning Guide for Educational Administrators. Final Report.
Witherspoon, John P.; Kessler, William J.
As soon as the educational objectives of a proposed Instructional Television System (ITV) have been determined, professional technical advice should be obtained. In planning a system, there are many choices possible between various television production systems, transmission systems, reception facilities, and video recorders. The system chosen must meet initial objectives, mesh with other instruction technology in use, and allow for future expansion of the program. To facilitate communication with the consulting engineer, it would be useful to know the meaning of scanning linearity, gamma response, detail contrast, and video signal to noise ratio. Familiarity with the limitations and possibilities of orthicon and vidicon Television cameras, open and closed-circuit transmission, Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS), quadruplex and slant track video recorders, color capable and color compatible equipment will allow the educational administrator to make better use of professional advice. The staffing of an ITV project also requires some knowledge of the functions of the technical and production staff. Appendices offer specific information concerning consultant help in engineering, sources of information and programing, and a paper by the Federal Communications Commission on educational television. (JY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Brooks Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA.