ERIC Number: ED104425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
An Experiment in Conference T.V.
British Columbia Telephone Co., Vancouver.
Using business customers, a two-way television conference experiment was conducted between Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. Two-way conferences were conducted between telephone officials, businessmen and government officials, college students, elementary-school pupils and teachers, and a psychiatrist and clients. Discussion topics included administrative decision-making, idea generation, personnel and budget matters, sexual therapy between the psychiatrist and client, and classroom instruction. Participants were interviewed to determine their reactions afterwards. In general, it was concluded that the method was most successful with small groups at each terminal, in which interaction was necessary and nonverbal communication involved. Instructional use was least effective, communication being essentially one-way. Technical aspects of the experiment are described. Instruments used to determine reaction are appended. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Telephone Co., Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Canada