ERIC Number: ED252584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Cable Channel 8, 1983-84: Is Austin Watching?
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
This report presents basic information on the Austin Independent School District's (AISD) Cable Channel 8 which began broadcasting in 1982. Information was collected through a review of Cable 8 schedules and 1983 surveys of AISD administrators, teachers, and parents and community members. Channel 8 broadcasts 24 hours a day with about 12 hours of programming plus the AISD chalkboard which displays both school and community information. Four types of programs are offered: instructional, student showcase, staff development, and public information. Survey results indicate Cable 8 is off to a good start. Many people have watched the channel and program quality is considered good. Staff is following program guidelines. Changes should concentrate on: (1) increasing the number of regular viewers; (2) increasing teacher use of the channel for instruction; (3) increasing staff development programming and improving teacher training show quality; and (4) widening the distribution of program schedules. Improving communication of program offerings to all audiences is most important. (BS)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Audiovisual Instruction, Cable Television, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Programing (Broadcast), Publicity, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Television Surveys
Office of Research and Evaluation, AISD, 6100 Guadalupe, Box 79, Austin, TX 78752 ($1.00, plus $1.00 postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.