ERIC Number: ED261672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Telecommunications Technologies in the Home: An Introduction and Evaluative Review of the Literature with a Special Emphasis on the Instructional Use of the Technologies. Volume I.
LeRoy, Judith M.; LeRoy, David J.
This review of the relevant literature and data reports on the availability and use of telecommunications technologies in the home was intended to provide a base for a household-based study focusing on those technologies that have a potential for instruction or learning within a home environment. The information provided includes household composition, members' education level, information seeking trends, and learning within the context of the home environment. Usage trends and statistical data are also provided for specific technologies that are utilized in the home: cable television, videotape and videodisc machines, microcomputers, and videotex and database services. A framework for considering incidents of self-directed learning is also presented, as well as suggestions for implementation of the survey. Selected references and two appendices (on data collection problems and cable services that carry advertising) complete the document. (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Mountain Network's Television Ratings Analysis Consortium.
Note: For related documents, see ED 187 342, ED 202 464, ED 256 292, and IR 011 825.