ERIC Number: ED115250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Program Formats, Vehicles, and Characters for Junior High School Audiences. Satellite Technology Demonstration, Technical Report No. 0509.
Connolly, A. J.; Lonsdale, Helen C.
The "Time Out" series designed by the Satellite Technology Demonstration (STD) used a variety of formats, vehicles, and characters to explain career concepts to junior high school students. A science fiction set with a futuristic approach, called the Time Control Center (TCC) used vehicles to move forward and backward in time to access a computer for information on making career decision. The TCC crew members were characters who were career specialists. Characters were also used with the Matter Analogue Projector (MAP), a futuristic machine used to project a person's mental image on a screen. The STD demonstrated the possibility of developing formats and vehicles that would be acceptable to junior high school students; however it was concluded that more investigation should be done to improve television programing. Evaluation of the field testing is shown in statistical tables. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Career Education, Communications Satellites, Curriculum Development, Educational Programs, Educational Television, Feasibility Studies, Federal Programs, Formative Evaluation, Junior High School Students, Programing (Broadcast), Puppetry, Rural Schools, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Videotape Recordings
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.