ERIC Number: ED110031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-27
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Education Satellite Communications Demonstration in Alaska: Some Tentative Conclusions. 4th Bi-Monthly Report.
Practical Concepts, Inc., Washington, DC.
Evaluative data gathered in villages that received educational broadcasts during the Educational Satellite Communications Demonstration (ESCD) in rural Alaska are summarized, and policy conclusions are drawn. Data sources included interviews with local residents, logs and time records, and conference transcripts. Conclusions are presented with regard to levels of policy, technological considerations, the types and use of educational materials, and village responses to the demonstration. Comments on village use of television in general and on the future of television in rural Alaska are also presented. The apprendixes include a brief description of the participating villages, samples of the forms used for data collection, and outlines of conferences held to evaluate the project. The satellite used was the Applied Technology Satellite (ATS)-6. (DGC)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Broadcast Television, Communications Satellites, Data Collection, Demonstration Programs, Demonstrations (Educational), Educational Technology, Educational Television, Evaluation, Policy, Policy Formation, Rural Education, Rural Population, Rural Schools, Surveys, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Practical Concepts, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska