ERIC Number: ED262774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb-1
Satellite-Based Education. A Preliminary Review of the Feasibility of Satellite-Based Educational Communications Technology.
New York State Senate, Albany. Senate Education Committee.
The findings of an investigation by the Educational Committee of the New York State Senate on the advantages of satellite-based educational communications technology are summarized. After a brief foreword by the Chairman, the report is divided into three sections: suggestions for utilizing the technology of satellite-based communications; the need for an impetus for a statewide effort of implementation; and provisions for developing a quality educational communications system. The first section provides an overview of educational technology, suggests possible uses for satellite communications for students and educational personnel, and illustrates how a satellite system functions. The next section lists other states that have adopted satellite technology on a statewide basis; describes the components of an advanced system, and discusses communications systems costs, leasing costs, and other options for communications systems. The third section presents five reasons why New York State should adopt a satellite communications system, describes the noneducational benefits of such systems, and projects three future options, including costs, which are available to the state. Several steps are then recommended for the implementation process, including creation of a commission to review existing technology practices and identifying appropriate software and media programs. In conclusion, brief recommendations are made for developing a strategy for the implementation of an advanced educational communications system. (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Senate, Albany. Senate Education Committee.
Identifiers - Location: New York