ERIC Number: ED318420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Satellites for Commonwealth Education: Some Policy Issues. Case Studies: AUSSAT, Australia; Knowledge Network, Canada; INSAT, India; University of the South Pacific; University of the West Indies.
Bates, A. W.
This report presents case studies on the use of satellites for education in five Commonwealth countries: Australia, Canada, India, Fiji, and Jamaica. Information provided in each of the case studies includes geography, production, the distribution system, regulation and management, and costs. Additional information given for the Australian National Satellite, AUSSAT, covers earlier projects; target groups and educational objectives; programing and teaching; utilization; planned projects; and evaluation, outcomes, and expected changes. Fourteen references are listed. Additional information on the Knowledge Network, a provincial educational communications authority in British Columbia, includes audiences; patterns of communication; and transmission and reception. The case study on INSAT, an Indian national satellite, also provides information on educational needs; earlier projects; target groups and educational objectives; programming; and patterns of communication. The description of the University of the South Pacific (Fiji) satellite project also covers earlier projects; target groups and educational objectives; programming; patterns of communication; utilization; duration; and evaluation findings. Four references are listed. Information provided on the satellite project of the University of the West Indies (Jamaica) also includes earlier projects; target groups and educational objectives; programming; patterns of communication; utilization; duration; and evaluation findings. Seven references are listed. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.