ERIC Number: ED134235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
Applications of Communications Satellites in Higher Education.
Morgan, Robert P.
Early experiments with the ATS-1 and ATS-3 satellites utilized one way and two way audio for a variety of university purposes, and several different television modes were employed in the ATS-6 satellite. Among the higher education activities on ATS-6 were inservice teacher education and the facilitation of regionalized medical education. A college curriculum sharing experiment between Stanford and Carleton Universities is to be carried out on CTS. Previous efforts to implement computer aided instruction via satellite have run into technical or other difficulties, and future efforts in this area need to be planned carefully and supported adequately. There is a much firmer base of experience with audio and video. Higher education involvement in satellite activity thus far has been focused primarily on inservice or continuing professional education, and on medical education. Areas which seem promising for the future include bringing "open university" or "external degree" services to remote areas, and the sharing of curricula, video programing, library and computer based programing and resources among geographically dispersed institutions. Organizational and economic, as well as technical, factors need careful consideration. Included with this paper is an annotated bibliography of selected documents. (Author/WBC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communications Satellites, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Educational Opportunities, Educational Radio, Educational Technology, Educational Television, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Information Services, Inservice Teacher Education, Library Cooperation, Library Services, Medical Services, Telephone Communications Systems
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Educational Applications of Satellites (Arlington, Virginia, February 2-3, 1977). For related documents, see IR 004 458-468.