ERIC Number: ED103007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Experiment in Educational Technology: An Overview of the Appalachian Education Satellite Project. Technical Report Number 2.
Bramble, William J., Ed.; Ausness, Claudine, Ed.
The Appalachian Education Satellite Project was conceptualized in 1973 (1) to develop courses in reading and career-education instruction for teachers in the Appalachian region, and (2) to determine the feasibility of conducting such courses over a large geographical area via communication satellites. The courses consist of pretaped video instructional units, live video seminars, four-channel audio instruction, and ancillary laboratory materials. Each course is expected to upgrade the skills of participating teachers and consequently to improve the quality of instruction the students in the region receive. However, a broader goal of the project is to answer questions of an experimental nature regarding the use of advance technological systems for large-scale dissemination of knowledge. The project includes the development of courseware tailored to the needs of a geographically diffuse population, and the development of an organizational framework for conducting graduate-level courses without on-site teachers. For each course, the AESP is preparing a series of programs. The video and the four-channel audio portions of the instruction are to be transmitted to 15 sites in the Appalachian region via communication satellites in the Applied Technology Satellite (ATS) series. (DGC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Communications Satellites, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Experiments, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Evaluation, Information Systems, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Reading, Regional Cooperation, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Education Satellite Project, Lexington, KY.