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ERIC Number: ED044050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-4
Pages: 14
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Stanford's Interest in Cable Television. (With Appended Submission to the Federal Communications Commission by the Stanford Cable Television Committee).
Parker, Edwin B.
Stanford University, in planning for cable television, should be aware of the future possibilities and the costs. It should join the City of Palo Alto in obtaining a cable system, assuming that Palo Alto selects a modern two-way (subscriber response capability) system. Interconnection with other mid-Peninsula cable television systems is desirable, not only for reasons of economy, but also for the opportunity of reaching larger audiences with Stanford originated material. At least 10 percent of the channels of the cable system should be reserved for educational and instructional program origination by local educational institutions, including Stanford. A minimum of 24 channels should be provided, with provision for increasing the number of channels, if needed. Innovative opportunities include low-cost videotaping of seminars, extended language laboratory capability, dial-access information systems, access to educational video cassettes, and computer-aided instruction. Experimental instructional service could be offered on an open enrollment basis to the surrounding community, expanding the potential for lifelong learning. The suggestion is made that the Federal Communications Commission allow some funds to be paid to local institutions for educational programing. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.