ERIC Number: ED172745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Michigan State University-Rockford Two-Way Cable Project. System Design, Application Experiments and Public Policy Issues. Final Report, Volume II.
Baldwin, Thomas F.; And Others
This 4-year project located in Rockford, Illinois, tested the minicomputer-controlled interactive instruction by two-way cable against more traditional learning situations during a 12-lesson course in prefire planning administered to the city's fire department. This volume describing the development and implementation of the cable television communication system and its effectiveness in urban administration presents a comprehensive account of all phases of the experiment, including cognitive performance and affective results, as well as a description and discussion of the two-way technology and its performance, a cost analysis for the training program, and public policy implications. (Author/RAO)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Communications, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Television, Fire Fighters, Fire Science Education, Intermode Differences, Man Machine Systems, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Television Research, Training Methods, Urban Studies
Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, 322 Union Building, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Dept. of Telecommunication.
Note: Some pages are minimally legible; For related documents, see IR 007 353 and ED 135 372