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ERIC Number: ED122770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-21
Pages: 14
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The National Institute of Education's Educational Satellite Communications Demonstration: Lessons Learned and Their Federal Policy Implications.
Porter, Steven
During 1975, the Educational Satellite Communications Demonstration (ESCD) used the Applications Technology Satellite #6 (ATS-6) for three distinct demonstrations in Appalachia, Alaska, and the Rocky Mountain area. The most common use of the technology was to broadcast an uninterrupted program followed by a short interaction period. Other adaptions included the development of a central tape distribution center, accumulation of recorded programs for rebroadcast in individual schools or for whole school districts, and the generation of programs on a local basis. Educational programs proved successful with adult students, but the project received mixed reviews from younger students and from teachers. The project served to demonstrate some uses of the technology, but the cost effectiveness and the educational effectiveness of the design needs to be further explored. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska