ERIC Number: ED092155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-2
Reference Count: N/A
Master State Plan for Public Telecommunications. Part I.
Virginia Public Telecommunications Council, Richmond.
A master plan was prepared for the development of public telecommunications in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The summary of main findings and recommendations were the result of various master state plan surveys, questionnaires and studies. It was found that: the development of a statewide public telecommunication system is frustrated because of a lack of hardware in schools; little or no preservice training for teachers and administrators; low annual operating budgets for educational television stations together with an obsolete method of funding public school TV programing; and the lack of current instructional technology of any real consequence. Further, the existing system appeared to lack a comprehensive mission, and the existing policies and programs were found to retard the innovative uses of technologies other than television broadcasting. It was suggested that the relationship between the Commonwealth and media organizations be carefully defined and managed. The study recommended limits be placed on the Virginia Public Telecommunications Council (VPTC) although the Council was directed to determine day-to-day task and resource applications. Also recommended was a special role for the public schools. (WCM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Public Telecommunications Council, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia