ERIC Number: ED107268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Market Scenarios and Alternative Administrative Frameworks for U.S. Educational Satellite Systems. Memorandum No. CG-75/2.
Walkmeyer, John E., Jr.; And Others
Intended as a framework for analysis of the costs and benefits of developing an operational educational satellite system in the United States, this memorandum presents a series of scenarios of potential applications together with alternative organizational arrangements to support them. The number of satellite channels (25) and the number of ground terminals (up to 50,000-70,000) that might be required to serve various educational sectors are estimated. The market scenarios described include (1) public broadcasting; (2) early childhood education; (3) elementary and secondary education; (4) career and vocational/technical education; (5) adult education; (6) higher education; (7) special education including migrants, correctional institutions and the handicapped; and (8) computer and information services. Alternative administrative frameworks included for illustrative purposes are (1) Project Out-Reach; (2) Educational Satellite Consortium (EDSAC)-both of which are already in operation--together with (3) SKYNET, a proposed commercial satellite system to serve users in and out of education; and (4) PILOT, a government owned and operated system that would provide bulk quantities of satellite channel time to private sector telecommunications organizations. (DGC)
Descriptors: Career Education, Communications Satellites, Correctional Education, Cost Effectiveness, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Networks, Migrant Education, Organization, Secondary Education, Special Education, Telecommunications, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Center for Development Technology.