ERIC Number: ED115236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Technological Innovation and Educational Practice: A Discussion of the Future. Satellite Technology Demonstration, Technical Report No. 0337.
Anderson, Frank; And Others
The Satellite Technology Demonstration (STD) is based on the premise that wide-scale distribution of instructional television beamed by a communication satellite is an alternate way of achieving instructional goals. Difficulties encountered are due to the fact that the traditionally stated goals of schools are ambiguous, there is little accountability for internal operations; classrooms have low interdependence; and investment in technology is limited. Any significant use of mediated instruction (30 percent of total instruction) will require role reorganization of the teacher, administrator, and district. Operational changes will be necessary in the certification of mediated instruction and the distribution of financial resources. Technology-advanced instruction can provide a more comprehensive curriculum, high quality courses at reasonable cost, inservice teacher education, and short practical training requiring specific skills. It can also monitor student progress, reduce administrative paperwork, and facilitate communications between schools and state agencies. (NR)
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.