ERIC Number: ED084813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Let's Piggyback and Forget Complexity.
Duane, James E.
The value of instructional television for universities and public school systems has often been swallowed up in the complexities of producing programs. Television can be better used in the classroom as an instructional resource, taking advantage of already produced programing that is available from sources such as the Public Broadcast Service. Schools should work closely with their local educational television stations (ETS) both to obtain access to these programs and so that a balanced variety of programing is broadcast by the ETS that will be useful to all the schools in a given area. When conflicts arise, schools can tape broadcast programs and make them available when they can be effectively used. This suggestion raises the question of copyright laws; the legality of nonprofit use of recorded materials is not clear, although there are guidelines available that suggest that a program may be taped for one-time use. A Piggyback unit, or a cart with a color television and a videotape playback machine, is an effective means of presenting the program once it is taped. (SH)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Div. of Instructional Systems and Learning Resources.
Note: Preprint from Utilizing Instructional Media