ERIC Number: ED115232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of a Satellite Human Interaction System in Conjunction with a Satellite Media Distribution System. Satellite Technology Demonstration, Technical Report No. 0217.
Dale, Joyce B.
Satellite Technology Demonstration (STD) was designed to provide data on the use of a satellite to deliver educational programs to 56 rural-isolated schools in eight Rocky Mountain States. Three series were broadcast: (1) a junior high school career development, (2) career development for public school administrators and teachers, and (3) topical programs for community members. The STD also used the Advanced Technology Satellite (ATS-3) as an interactive voice-link with 24 participating schools and recorded this data. Schools were defined as "interactive" and "noninteractive." Across all measures, the interactive students showed a greater number of learning gains and larger gains on those tests which reflected the cognitive aspects of the STD programing. The results of this research suggested that a satellite audio interaction system would enhance the quality of educational programing via satellite. Statistical tables show the results of measurements. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Career Education, Communications Satellites, Educational Programs, Educational Television, Feasibility Studies, Federal Programs, Interaction, Junior High School Students, Programing (Broadcast), Rural Schools, Secondary Education, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Teachers, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc., Denver, CO.