ERIC Number: ED110052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
How Now Brown Cow? The Texas Educational Telecommunications Study.
Educational Development Corp., Austin, TX.
The Texas Educational Telecommunications Study examined problems and solutions involved in providing telecommunication support to education for the state of Texas. Extensive analyses were made in order to (1) delineate the objective that a telecommunications system should meet, (2) establish criteria that would be satisfied, (3) survey Texas problems and needs, (4) compile a statistical analysis of the results, (5) examine the existing networks and systems in Texas, (6) identify and describe successful systems in other states, (7) pinpoint factors effecting the availability and scarcity of software, and (8) propose hypotheses regarding the structures of educational technology and telecommunications 10 to 20 years hence. Among the conclusions of the study were: education would best be served by the expansion of an already extensive cable television network to almost all school campuses, the same network can provide narrowband channels for data transfer and computer-assisted instruction, such a combination could provide the greatest opportunity and flexibility for the least cost, and all programs of the Instructional Resources System would be serviced by the system. The recommendations stress that every effort should be made to expand the use of electronic technologies in the educational process. (SM)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Educational Development Corp., Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas