ERIC Number: ED076008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr-9
Reference Count: 0
Communications and Society; Summary Report On The Conference On The Cable and Continuing Education.
Aspen Inst. for Humanistic Studies, Palo Alto, CA.; Academy for Educational Development, Inc., Palo Alto, CA. Western Region.
About 30 educators, cable operators, and foundation and government representatives discussed cable television and continuing education at a conference. They concluded that cable has great potential for education, because of the following features: 1) multiple channels, 2) controlled access to cable channels, 3) an educational access channel, and 4) eventual two-way capability. Barriers to the greater use of cable include: 1) lack of high quality educational materials suitable for televised use and a shortage of skilled personnel to produce them; 2) need for means to evaluate media-based education; and 3) lack of adequate and equitable funding means to support continuing education. The panel's recommendations were: 1) establishment of close liaison between educators and cable operators; 2) a campaign to educate educators to the potential uses of cable and other technologies 3) a major study of the means for financing expanded access to continuing education; 4) development of a national system for the collection, assessment, and distribution of instructional materials for post-secondary education; 5) a continuing overview of progress in the use of cable and other technologies for continuing education. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst. for Humanistic Studies, Palo Alto, CA.; Academy for Educational Development, Inc., Palo Alto, CA. Western Region.
Note: Summary of Conference on Cable and Continuing Education (Aspen, Colorado, March 14-18, 1973)