ERIC Number: ED115260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
Satellite Technology Demonstration; Executive Report.
Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc., Denver, CO.
The Federation of Rocky Mountain States and the Satellite Technology Demonstration project (STD) have collaborated in an effort to provide low cost information delivery to rural areas of the Rockies. Though the goals and the financial support of this joint effort were initially confused, sites have now been selected, the communications technology has been refined, and services have been stablilzed. New satellite technology has made quality reception possible with low-cost ground receivers, and the technical performance of the system in its initial years has been good. "Time Out"--a career education program for junior high school students--and "Footprint"--a series of community-oriented programs--have enjoyed high audience response, and substantial gains in student knowledge have been recorded. Programs are enhanced by supplementary publications and audiovisual aids, and the system provides an interactive mode whereby students can ask questions and make comments about the programs. A brief review of the program's financial support is included. (EMH)
Descriptors: Audiences, Career Education, Citizen Participation, Communications Satellites, Community Role, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Experimental Programs, Inservice Education, Program Evaluation, Programing (Broadcast), Regional Programs, Rural Education, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc., Denver, CO.