ERIC Number: ED088468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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Cable Television and Education: A Position Paper. Based On the Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Learning Resources Association Sponsored CATV and Education Conference, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Champion, Pa., May 11-12, 1973.
Forsythe, Charles; Cardellino, Earl
Cable television (CATV) has often been put to educational uses too quickly, too comprehensively, too superficially, and for the wrong reasons. In Pennsylvania, as in other states, there is a need for a systematic approach to coordinating CATV with other educational resources. The Pennsylvania Department of Education can promote the more effective use of cable by: 1) identifying the educational needs which can be served by CATV; 2) maintaining current information on available cable facilities; 3) designing a plan to provide cable channels to education; 4) encouraging the development of educational programing; 5) providing evaluation services for cable-related activities; and 6) fostering research on new uses of CATV. Cable's technology is powerful and its potential great, but educators must begin to make use of this promise or cable's channels will be given over to other purposes. In order to actualize this potential, educators will have to develop subject matter programs, have their schools wired for cable, explore cost-sharing and facility-sharing options, and confine their requests to realistic programs. (PB)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Computer Programs, Conference Reports, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Telecommunications
Pennsylvania Learning Resources Association, Mr. Charles G. Forsythe, Harvey House, 1525 Ligonier Street, Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Learning Resources Association.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania