ERIC Number: ED168545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Satellite-Based Delivery of Continuing Education and Training Programs in Five User Communities. Report I and II, Parts 1-7.
Katz, Ruth M.; Freeman, James E.
The strategies and resources necessary to achieve operational, self-supporting status in the use of satellite-based delivery systems for continuing education and training are described in the context of a four year plan. User populations include vocational rehabilitation, aging, Indian-controlled community colleges, other community colleges, and libraries. A detailed needs analysis for each of the user groups is presented, followed by descriptions of the training needs for these groups, their financial base, and the capabilities of the group sponsoring institutions. Various delivery systems applicable to educational programming are also discussed, including microwave transmission, satellites, telephone, cable television, and combinations of these. The Denver Research Institute's plan to use experimental satellites during the first year of the project and commercial systems thereafter is documented and the technological considerations are discussed. An overall organizational and management plan for the project is provided, including schedules and activities. A profile of each of the five year groups and letters of commitment are appended. The final part contains the four year budget. (RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Denver Research Inst.