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ERIC Number: ED224873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Delivery of Instructional Materials Using a Communications Satellite.
Bransford, Louis A.; Diebler, Mary
During the past decade, satellite technology has grown increasingly more sophisticated. Satellites are being used in public interest activities, especially through the Public Service Satellite Consortium. But what about the field of education? How can education, especially vocational education, make use of satellite communications technology? In order to make this technology work for it, vocational education will have to make some changes. It must become more flexible, more interdisciplinary; it must provide more equal opportunities; and it needs more "hands on" experiences, simulation, and innovative teaching methods. In order to make use of satellite technology, educational personnel will have to consolidate their efforts. A satellite network could be used by several educational services, with perhaps a satellite terminal located in vocational education departments in each of the 50 state capitals. As satellite telecommunications costs continue to decrease, satellite use will become more common. Vocational education must be prepared to make use of this innovative new resource. (A list of planned and present satellites is contained in this report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A