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ERIC Number: ED118149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 119
Abstractor: N/A
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A Case Study of the ATS-6 Health, Education and Telecommunications Projects.
Cowlan, Bert; Foote, Dennis
Six experiments in health and education were conducted in rural areas of the continental United States and Alaska during 1974-75, using the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Applied Technology Satellite-Six. The experimental activities included courses designed for elementary, junior high, high school, and college; continuing professional education; medical consultations and health care support; administrative interaction; and adult enrichment. The study concluded that: (1) systems planning and program content should be based on user needs; (2) effective field personnel require staff support, proper training, and multisource feedback; (3) project objectives, personnel requirements, and interdisciplinary cooperation should be initial considerations; (4) supplementary activities and materials play a significant role; (5) educational effectiveness, target audience, and subject matter are primary program elements; (6) time and money may be larger considerations than anticipated; and (7) interaction between the studio and remote sites needs to be carefully structured and adopted to the specific situation. (NR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Office of Education and Human Resources.; Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Bureau for Technical Assistance.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska