ERIC Number: ED119611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The AECT-NCTA Survey: Educational Uses of Cable Television. Final Report.
Jorgensen, Erling S.; Anderson, William A.
To prepare for proposed reforms of federal regulations governing the installation and operation of cable television, a survey was conducted to identify the educational institutions using cable television and to determine the types and amount of usage for each institution. The names of 511 user institutions were supplied by the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), and of that number 257 usable questionnaire responses were obtained. Results showed: (1) in most institutions, the person in charge of cable television is the media specialist; (2) cable television is financed mostly through already existing operating budgets; (3) cable television is used more in elementary and secondary institutions than in higher education; (4) cable television is used for a variety of purposes only some of which are instructional; and (5) only half the respondents reported using cable television for direct teaching. The text includes a detailed discussion of the survey technique and provides a tabular summary of the results. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.; National Cable Television Association, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Instructional Television Services.