ERIC Number: ED235302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Cable Technology: A Challenge for Adult Educators.
The penetration of cable television throughout American communities makes it a potentially significant tool for improving the quality and accessibility of adult education. As cities begin to include in the cable franchise allotment monies for access by community members, adult educators need to become actively involved during the development of a cable system. To decide and to plan how to use cable technology, adult educators must become familiar with the nature of the medium. There are two differing concepts of interaction relative to cable television utilization for adult learning. Interactive educational cable television may be in these formats: discussion/call-in, interview/call-in, debate/call-in, and on-site discussion. Another interaction possibility is permitting adult community members to produce their own educational program for cablecasting over a community access channel. Adult educators need to become familiar with cable technology, become involved in franchises and groups concerned with access utilization, initiate projects using the cable system, begin to offer training in television production, and share experiences. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Best copy available. Paper presented at the National Adult Education Conference (San Antonio, TX, November 1982).