ERIC Number: ED125594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Appalachian Education Satellite Project Executive Report.
Appalachian Education Satellite Project, Lexington, KY.
The objective of the Appalachian Education Satellite Project was to demonstrate the use of educational technology as a means of strengthening existing local education programs in Appalachia. Teachers at fifteen remote sites in Appalachia received graduate credit for completion of courses broadcast via satellite communication network. While utilizing this network, teachers were given the opportunity to develop instructional units from material available from widely diverse sources, and they were encouraged to participate in computer-based programs. The experiment generated information for the design of future large-scale resource sharing arrangements that cut across local and state boundaries. Such a resource network will utilize advanced communication media for the delivery of various educational services in remote locations. (CH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Communications Satellites, Coordination, Educational Improvement, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Educational Television, Experimental Programs, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Systems, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Programs, Interstate Programs, Poverty Areas, Rural Education, Teacher Education, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Education Satellite Project, Lexington, KY.