ERIC Number: ED256286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Tele-Education: Teaching over the Telephone with Slow-Scan Video.
Teleconference, The Business Communication Magazine, v2 n8 1983
This report describes educational applications of slow-scan television (SSTV) teleconferencing, which uses a video signal generated from a standard, low-cost, industrial television camera and compressed to a bandwidth suitable for transmission over telephone lines. Following a brief explanation of the capabilities of SSTV and the required equipment, project descriptions illustrate the educational advantages of SSTV. Projects noted include (1) elementary and secondary programs in South Bend Indiana and Hancock, Michigan; (2) programs at the University of Wisconsin, Yuba College (California), California State University at Chico, Colorado State University, Colby Community College (Kansas), the University of Hawaii, Northwestern University (Illinois), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; (3) library research programs of the Federal Library Committee and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Library; and (4) medical teaching and consultation at the University of Toronto and the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Advantages of SSTV addressed include its ability to visually enhance instruction; make available specialized courses that are often inaccessible; meet specific local educational needs without the production expense of regular television; and make scarce and/or distant intellectual and research resources and personnel available to a wide audience. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Video, Inc., Boulder.