ERIC Number: ED175445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Videoconferencing via Satellite: Opening Congress to the People. Final Report.
Wood, Fred B.; And Others
This evaluative study investigated through actual demonstrations the effectiveness of satellite videoconferencing in providing a new mechanism for informed dialogue between congressmen and constituents, thus strengthening the legislative process. In this experiment, the use of NASA's portable earth terminal was instrumental in making satellite communications accessible to several public constituencies. Questions answered by that study included those of utility, cost, and availability of videoconferences. Responses by study participants suggest that satellite videoconferencing should be used by the Congress to facilitate broad public participation in key aspects of the legislative process. (Author/JEG)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Delivery Systems, Federal Government, Interaction, Legislators, Political Issues, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Telecommunications
Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052 (an edited videotape of the entire project only)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH. Lewis Research Center.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology.