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ERIC Number: ED175444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Satellite Technology in Education: An Evaluation Perspective.
Fitzpatrick, Jody
This discussion of research and evaluation issues in the application of satellite communications to education highlights the potential uses of this technology for the educator and points out what educational researchers and administrators can learn from past endeavors. The major projects known collectively as the Health/Education Telecommunications Experiments (HET)--conducted as a joint venture of NASA and HEW--are reviewed, including the Alaska education and health demonstrations, the Appalachian Educational Satellite Project (AESP), the Rocky Mountain Educational Project Satellite Technology Demonstration (STD), the Veteran's Administration experiments, and the Washington-Alaska-Montana-Idaho (WAMI) experiments. The SITE experiment in India is briefly discussed as an example of satellite communications in another country. Conclusions from ATS-6/HET experiments are related to future uses of telecommunications and criteria for evaluating satellite technology in education are offered. (RAO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 1979); Table 1 may not reproduce well because of small type size