ERIC Number: ED114067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Education Experiment. Final Report. Executive Summary. Alaska ATS-6.
Alaska Governor's Office of Telecommunications, Juneau.
Communications satellite technology has for the first time given Alaska the capacity to deliver television broadcasts to the state's isolated regions. The ATS-6 Health/Education Telecommunications Experiment has given the state an opportunity to: (1) acquire experience with new forms of technology; (2) involve the state's culturally diverse minorities in the selection of programing; and (3) provide educators with experience in developing materials for use in rural communities. All-weather ground terminals have been installed, and nearly 100 hours of original programs were created and broadcast. Because of the potentially dramatic impact the broadcasts could have on village life, care has been taken to involve community councils in all stages of decision making. A full external evaluation of the program will be forthcoming. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Governor's Office of Telecommunications, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska