ERIC Number: ED118149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Case Studies, College Curriculum, Communications Satellites, Demonstration Programs, Educational Planning, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Experimental Programs, Formative Evaluation, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Outreach Programs, Primary Education, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Programing (Broadcast), Rural Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: 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