ERIC Number: ED220924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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New Public Broadcasting Programs and Services.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) established three programming services in 1979 by vote of the member stations. One of these services, PTV-3, delivers specifically educational programming serving out-of-school youngsters, providing inschool instruction, and offering adult education. While the number of adults earning college credit through locally-produced television courses has increased dramatically in the last decade, the newly-established PTV-3 service will permit courses produced for national delivery to be selected for local use by participating institutions. Future offerings will include three types of programs: college credit telecourses that include books and materials as well as the television programs themselves; wraparounds, consisting of television series produced for general audiences but which can be adapted for college credit use; and teleconferences for local public television station and educational personnel. PBS itself is currently planning for development of an arts- and education-oriented subscriber service. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Television, Futures (of Society), National Programs, Postsecondary Education, Programing (Broadcast), Public Television, Teleconferencing, Telecourses
Not available separately; see EA 014 833.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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