ERIC Number: ED184516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-Based Communication in Support of Scientific and Technical Work. Final Report.
Vallee, Jacques; Wilson, Thaddeus
Between August 1975 and March 1976, two National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) projects with geographically separated participants used the PLANET teleconferencing system for portions of their work. The first project was a technology assessment of future transportation systems. A group of 13 experts located throughout the country used the system to prepare and critique a series of documents dealing with inter- and intracity transportation. The second project involved 15 principal investigators of experiments with the Communication Technology Satellite (CTS). The Institute for the Future, which had developed the PLANET system in the course of its earlier work, provided assistance in organizing the conferences, and collected monthly usage statistics which permitted an examination of the group and individual participation patterns for all conferences. They revealed an active use of the medium, as demonstrated by the rapid rate of growth of the conference. Recommendations were presented to NASA based on these findings. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moffet Field, CA.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA.